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Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:38 PM
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Re: Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

Originally Posted by BrentM View Post
No sir it would not look that great. They make different colors of neoprene if you thought this is a way to go. On another note, you could find matching wood for a cheek piece and then tap your stock with a female insert. You would have to unscrew the piece for cleaning, but it would look good.
There you go........ I know it aint your thing because it's all function without trying to dress it up but the choate cheek riser saddles the stock and screws down over the original stock with a single screw (onto a choate stock) and it works slick. If you made one of wood to match your stock it would still be pretty.
While I understand stock design and the reasoning behind the angles, it drives me nuts almost every bolt gun off the shelf comes with a snap shooting free hand stock. I almost never shoot that way even hunting so it irritates me that every major manufacturer slaps a low comb or drop heal monty carlo on there guns or an angled but to send the muzzle skyward under recoil.
I need a parallel straight comb (for heal hight) +riser for scope use, a vertical grip and a 90 degree but plate preferably with a for-grip parallel to the bore and damn near nobody equips rifles that way factory so every gun I buy needs a new stock right off the bat.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:30 AM
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Re: Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

I am in total agreement.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

Can't believe this was not brought up, but the big reason these things are adjustable and removable is so you can clean your rifle. IMO

Most likely not the only reason most factory sticks have sporters, but think remington would get more complaints from guys who have to remove their stocks to clean, or use an otis type system.

I have a fixed high cheek I made for my 260, but have to remove stock to clean, big reason I bought the fat wrench so I could torque back each time.

The kydex type ones look the most simple for retro-fitting. A quick removable one could be made up by the guy with a bit of tooling, I drool over the mcmillans and manners, that are adjustable, but that a bigger leap than simply modifying factory.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

It has been brought up, nearly every post refers to the fact factory stocks are not set up for the LR and big scope crowd. Perhaps the idea is more infered but that is what we have been discussing. All risers have to be removable to allow the bolt to be removed for proper cleaning. I have a model 600 that has to have the stock removed to remove the bolt. PIA.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: Bolt action rifles and cheek weld

Cleaning is an obvious reason for them being adjustable but not the only reason. There can be a big difference from shooter to shooter so if more than one person might shoot the rifle it helps to be adjustable. Also going from bench to prone or even different prone positions (body higher or lower than the rifle on the side of a mountain) can cause slightly different head positions. Having an adjustable cheek piece makes it easier to get comfortable in any position.
If your not questioning your sanity your not hunting hard enough!!!
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