Not everyone is blessed with such ordinariness. Tall, short, round-faced, or heavy-chested folks all may need stocks altered to shoot well, or even comfortably. Take, for instance, my 6-foot 7-inch friend John, who went on his first hunt years ago with a borrowed gun stocked for a 5-foot 10-inch adult. Every time John pulled the trigger, the recoil drove his knuckles into his nose. A properly fitted stock will not beat you up, and it will shoot where you look.