I've used the HTG stock a fair amount, and really like it for its intended purposes. The USMC used it for many years on their M40A1 sniper rifle, and IIRC, never managed to break a single stock! You know is durable when a Marine can't break it!

Have you heard the joke about the Marine that they locked in an otherwise empty room with two steel ball bearings? They returned an hour later to find that one ball bearing was missing, and the other was broken! (No disrespect intended to our Marine members!)
"Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can." Mark Twain - What is Man