Is there an existing thread regarding Stock geometries on felt recoil. I recently upgraded a stock on a 270 from a synthetic to a Boyds and there is slight but noticeable increase in felt recoil. Both stock are equivalently padded. Is this increase in felt recoil simply due to an increase in rigidity or is there some geometry that affects this as well. The rifle is a rem 783 I bought for $300 and it was actually a decent shooter even with the crap stock so I upgraded to a AT-one( no thumb hole) and a Leupold vx3 only to receive more recoil. Shooting Federal 130 grain power shock. before and after stock swap.