A good buddy of mine has a Savage 17HMR, (conventional style stock, heavy barrel), and has been exploring getting the factory laminated thumbhole stock for it. A gunshow "expert" (term used loosely) said you'd need some trigger guard changes/parts as well. Has anybody actually done this, or own both rifles to do a side-by-side comparison? My buddy wouldn't want to get a stock and find out he's 50 dollars worth of parts short to make the conversion. Thanks to anyone that can offer personal experience with this.