I have a muscular condition in my chest. I was born without my right pectorial muscles. I was self-conscious about it in gym class in grade school - after that, I grew fast enough that people knew better than to tease me about it. My problem is shouldering my .30-06 Model 70. In spite of having this condition on my right side, I am also right handed. This means that the butt of any gun I shoot, instead of having a nice comfortable place to brace it in, it sits right against my upper ribcage. With the 12 ga and smaller caliber rifles I have no problem. But the .30-06 beats the living hell out of me. Recoil pads seem to help a little, but not much. I left the range last week with a half-dozen bruises. Has anyone ever seen some type of stock with a mechanical recoil absorption? I'm not positive how one of these would operate, but I would think something was possible. I was thinking of designing it myself - making it a winter project this year, unless there was somebody out there who had seen something like this already. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.