Here is one way to stiffen the forearm of a Pro Hunter stock. Cut two channels in the web of the barrel channel up to the contact point. Do not remove the rubber contact point unless you plan on doing a full bed job on the stock. Place two aluminum shafts the length of the cuts in the channel. Apply bedding compound to both ends to lock the shafts in place. Use enough bedding to make solid blocks on each end but not touching the barrel. This mod doesn't add much weight and lets the stock perform much better off of a bipod. I did this to a Remington VTR and groups went from 1.5 inch to .40 inch 3 shot groups at 100 yards with tuned handloads. The Remington had horrible quality issues and I became disgusted with the gun even after extensive modifications so I sold it. I bought a Savage 16 to replace it and it shoots tighter groups with no mods.....can't say enough about that. Anyway I hope this helps someone make their steyr a better firearm.