I bought a M-44 for my son's first deer rifle. Sadly, he can handle the recoil, but it's still to heavy for him to aim. I have heard that the fiberglass stocks at ATI would bring the overall weight down, but have also heard if you remove the bayonet that it messes up the guns accuracy. Something about the barrel harmonics is what I heard. Any thoughts? Should I just leave well enough alone and let him grow into it? Or buy the ATI and make it lighter and more modern looking for him.