I've decided to switch out my standard Ruger wood stock with one of the synthetic Hogue overmolded jobs. I also want to put on a ventilated handguard (like the one made by Eagle) for looks, but the installation doesn't seem right - Eagle says you have to drill 4 holes in the stock to mount the handguard, but it seems to me like I wouldn't be able to remove the trigger/barrel assembly for cleaning without removing the handguard first. Over time, the screw holes would become stripped. Are there any good alernatives? I really want the Hogue stock because we've been laying my rifle down at the range, and my friend's .45 shells have been landing on it, so the stock has all these little nicks and dings in it. I'm thinking that a plastic/rubbery material would pretty much absorb the impact and look "new" for a while. I want the handguard because it looks good and pretty unique. Thanks for any help you guys can offer!