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Old 11-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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How much pressure on the cheek weld?

I place sufficient shoulder pressure on the butt stock to stabilize the rifle but not to restrict the horizontal recoil of the rifle. I have an adjustable cheek weld. Should the pressure on the cheek weld be similar to the pressure on the stock butt? I have heard that the cheek weld should support the entire weight of my head. I am concerned that placing the entire weight of my head on the cheek weld would alter the natural horizontal recoil of the rifle and change the point of impact.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

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I place sufficient shoulder pressure on the butt stock to stabilize the rifle but not to restrict the horizontal recoil of the rifle. I have an adjustable cheek weld. Should the pressure on the cheek weld be similar to the pressure on the stock butt? I have heard that the cheek weld should support the entire weight of my head. I am concerned that placing the entire weight of my head on the cheek weld would alter the natural horizontal recoil of the rifle and change the point of impact.
Just enough to be comfortable and keep the butt from slapping your face.

The most essential element really is just being consistent with however you mount the rifle but I can tell you from experience that a very loose cheek weld can end up being painful.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

I am gonna follow this one because I am curious also
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:14 PM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

My personal experience has been that the best results come from a cheek weld that is comfortable and repeatable without a lot of thought. For me, that is a light to moderate mount without turning my head overtop of the cheekpiece.

My opinion would be to get in a position that is comfortable and intuitive and see what your results are, and then do some experimenting. I personally cant make the "heavy cheek weld" work for me.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

Snug, remember you want to be able to see your bullets impact, too loose and recoil will cause you to lose sight picture as rifle is recoiling. Also you want to maintain consistent eye to scope alignment with every shot, too loose/tight will have effect on accuracy especially as ranges get longer. Too loose/tight cheekweld will not be comfortable, if your not comfortable there is a chance you will not be fully focused on making a shot.
As Wildrose said , getting smacked in the cheek is no fun.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:57 PM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

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Snug, remember you want to be able to see your bullets impact, too loose and recoil will cause you to lose sight picture as rifle is recoiling. Also you want to maintain consistent eye to scope alignment with every shot, too loose/tight will have effect on accuracy especially as ranges get longer. Too loose/tight cheekweld will not be comfortable, if your not comfortable there is a chance you will not be fully focused on making a shot.
As Wildrose said , getting smacked in the cheek is no fun.
Hat tip to the man that said, what I said, even better than I.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:38 AM
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Re: How much pressure on the cheek weld?

What you want to do is this,

get behind your rifle, close your eyes, don't even worry about scope/sight picture because that will screw it up,

and then imagine you had to fall asleep in that position, rest your head like you wanted to fall asleep

bingo, no more no less.

At least that is what the Scout sniper school instructors teach. But what do they knows
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