While trying some new handloads in my Forester yesterday, I noticed a distinct crack in the stock just behind the tang. The crack showed clearly at the top and the bottom of the pistol grip. During disassembly, I found the crack was also in the wood under the trigger guard (between the floorplate and trigger--not in the area of the crossbolt). When I took the barreled action out of the stock, the crack tightened down to a hairline, hardly noticable. I had the action screws torqued to 40 in/lbs. This rifle has a tight chamber, but I am confident the the loads were not excessive. The rifle dates between '66 and '68, but has seen almost no use. I am going to discuss repair options with my gunsmith, but am curious to see if anyone has ideas about I have a Bell and Carlson glass stock to use and plenty of other rifles, but this one is a real peach. Thanks for any inputs.