Guys, Trying to make my way for the first time from the handgun world to the rifle world. I would like to do some hunting at some point, and in my part of the world that means most often deer and elk (though I did have a mountain lion in my back yard one morning this winter staring in at me through the patio doors!). I have selected a 30-06 for its all-around performance. I would love to get a nice laminated wood stock since I love the look of wood but know that straight wood stocks aren't always the most practical. Would also love a fluted barrel, but I am an old guy so I don't need alot of extra pounds. Anyone out there have some recommendations for a newby? Thanks!