Nice looking rifle. Like your friend, my Mini-14 is mounted on a Hogue. I have a "used" Mini-14 synthetic stock (need to remove camouflage paint), and a "used" Mini-14 wooden stock. If anybody wants them, pay for shipping and they're yours.Had a guy give me one of these for just the shipping years ago. I bought my mini with the tactical ATI stock and hated it. He switched his synthetic stock for a hogue and said I could have it. Best deal I ever got.