Red,I've heard that the pitch of the stock can also impact the amount of recoil being experienced by the shooter. I'm sure there is someone on here that has the knowledge and experience to explain.
Pitch has more effect on felt recoil on your cheek. It angles the butt of the gun away from their face and keeps it more square to their shoulder (basically). Shooters with bigger chests will need more pitch, the guns purpose built for ladies have pitch on their stocks, I believe.