Your mentioning that you have an interest in making stocks for benchrest shooting sure did catch my eyd. I shot benchrest in competion for several years back in the 70's and 80".
Got into it just before fiberglass came along and the 6PPC ran the .222 off.
My first bechrest rifle was built by Tom Seitz, it was a tight necked .222 with a McMillan barrel. Tom used an XP 100 unsleeved action. The stock was of wood and the actions sat on an aluminum block that was epoxied into the wood. The action made no contact with any wood. The little rifle shot like a house afire and groups in the low .100 were not uncommon at 100 yards, and often aggregated in the mid 200's. I made bullets on set of B&A dies.
If you ever care to swap shooting stories with me let me know. If you are a stock maker I am pretty sure that you a thing or two about how to operate all of those wonderful woodworking tools that you listed.
I am a beginner and am really green, got into woodworking three years ago and I am just learning. I have 10" hybrid TS with the Incra LS Fence Positioner, The Incra miter gauge with fence an sled, a Dewalt 734 planer, a craftsman radial arm saw that I bought used, a PC 893 router in a Mast R lift, the Incra Dovetail jig, a brand new Griz GO513 band saw and a Griz GO604XZ jointer that is still in the box, I have using a PC bench jointer up until now. The only sanding tools are a Craftsman combo belt and cisc saner, and Dewalt vibrating sander. My intial in woodworking came as a result of wanting to simply make nice picture frames for my photographs. I had gotten interested in photography after moving to Texas from Alaska in 2003. When I was in Alaska I did video production for the guides and the tourist industry, this by the way opened the doors to a lot good fishing and hunting.
Hope to hear back from you, by the way, I must admit that I am courious about your using wooden stocks for benchrest shooting.
Colorado City, TaX