Let's say you found a cheap but decent rifle. And you were going to carry it up and down a mountain. You have a bone stock production rifle. 24" barrel. minimal padding on the buttstock. Would you cut it down to 20" and recrown the barrel? Cut the stock down to 13" LOP INCLUDING a new recoil pad? You have very little into this. And if it doesn't work for you then your wife has a new rifle in 30-06. Glass bedding is optional but leaning toward it. What do you think? BTW, this is a laminate stock so not too worried about cutting it and drilling new holes for the screws.