Basic stock inletting for a .22 An ideal blank has wild feather crotch on the butt but the grain magically becomes almost straight but flows up straight through the wrist and parallel to the barel both from the side and from,the,top. Now on a .22 its not so critical but on a heavy recoiling rifle the wrist,is,super,important and if its meant,to be super accurate, the,forend having straight grain is important. Now, if you are buying a blank (ebay is bad, they are all green) you can call a stock place and tell them you want pretty but its for a .22 and,you dont mind,if,the,grain runs off at the wrist and,you can,sometimes get a deal that way. Joint the right side of the the blank flat and then join,the top at a perfect 90° . Now mark a layout line down the length of the stock. It doesnt have to be centered but it needs to leave enough meat on both sides which is why most people drawn it down,tas close to the center as they can. If you have a planer, thin it down to the widthe of the widest poetion of your,stock plus a bit extra. Okay, now layout your holes for the action. Mark them on the top and the side and write on each line what its for...trust me! For common actions like mausers stockmakers have fancy extra long action screws that help in any number of ways but this is for the typical round reciever 22. Here is why joining the sides and top flat is so important. It allows you to use a router or a table saw to speed up the inletting. At the front of the stock your centerline on the top of the blank you then draw a half circle to match the barrel diameter. You can then take lots of small cuts to sneak up on the radius. Leave it a bit oversize. You can hog away a bit roughly and crudely everywhere BUT the sides and front as those are the only areas you see. Since the reciever is ususually about 1/8 bigger than the barrel, same thing, hog out the underside but do careful work on the edges and rear.. Its easiest if you pop the sights off so you can inlet using the top of the action but once you are ready to drill the action holes you wedge it in your vise keeping the right side perfectly verticle. Most .22s are pretty forgiving about stock scew holes but if you blow it, just drill a bigger hole, glue in a dowel and start over. Now you can cut to your profile and start shaoing but the inletting is done first. Also, this company has a ton of blem stocks $5! CHEAP , good for http://www.gunstocksinc.com/web_pages/Odds-n-Ends.htm projects, call em and they might have a perfect piece.