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Unread 07-31-2010, 07:10 PM
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Cheek Weld

I just finished working on a Savage 243 I want to use to shoot paper, coyotes and varmints with. Got it home, bedded it and mounted a Nikon scope on a 20MOA base. Do I need a 20moa base? Not really, but if I can get better at distance shooting it could be nice to have.

Now my problem. With the not great synthetic stock that came on the rifle and the elevated base, I can't get a cheek weld worth a darn. I was using my laser bore sighter and could tell that no way in heck could I be consistent. Any suggestions on what to do? So far I've found a few things but wanted advice from the gurus on here.

Things I've found:
Beartooth Comb Raising Kit : Cabela's

Cabela's -- Accu-Riser Cheek Pad - Strap-on

Thanks,
Chris
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    Unread 07-31-2010, 11:36 PM
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    ... and some more:

    The Leatherman Traditional Leather Products: Accu-Riser and all Cheek Pad options

    http://cheekwelder.com/


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    Unread 08-01-2010, 01:23 AM
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    Re: Cheek Weld

    Couple more...

    Defensive Edge Products

    Karsten Adjustable Cheekpiece

    I own both of them but have not used the second one yet!
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    Re: Cheek Weld

    Just finished installing it on my 338_300 RUM.




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    Unread 08-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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    Eaglet, that's a nice looking rig you have there. Hopefully one day I may be able to graduate to something that nice.
    Have you had a chance to shoot your rifle with the new cheek piece on it?

    After looking at all the options I'll probably end up going with the Karsten cheek piece. It looks like it should be the best option for this particular rifle. I may try the beartooth one on my Browning. I don't want to drill it's wood stock. It's going to stay basically unchanged.

    Thanks guys,
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    Unread 08-03-2010, 08:46 PM
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    cstilt,

    I hear you about them beautiful wooden stocks; I couldn't drill it either.

    My buddy geargrinder bought everything and put it together for me. The action is an older Savage 7MM Mag and Shawn (geargrinder) restored it for me and did all the work. The only thing I did was installing the cheek weld. Shawn did an awesome job. It's been shot 25 times and it looks promising. I have not shot it with the cheek weld but without it and shooting from the tail gate and bipod it produced the... picture below...

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    Eaglet, that's a nice looking rig you have there. Hopefully one day I may be able to graduate to something that nice.
    Sorry for wandering off topic but building on a Savage is a cheap way to go.

    I have less than a thousand dollars in mine. Mine has the bolt on the correct side.

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