The topic about the stock has occupied hunters since the development of hunting firearms. As it known, the barrel shoots, but the stock hits. The stock – made from wood or synthetics – is the conveyor between hunter and rifle. The stock decides about the handiness and the ergonomics of a rifle. Merkel has set different impulses in stock-making from wood or synthetics throughout the past years. The demands towards a hunting rifle differ massively – depending on whether it is a Monteria, hidden hunting or driven hunts. The topic “stocks” at Merkel encompasses the individually hand-made custom stock out of walnut wood all the way to the modern synthetic stock with an adjustable cheek piece.