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Old 02-10-2013, 09:17 PM
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Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

Not sure if this should go in the Gunsmithing section, as I'm not a gunsmith and this project is nothing more than woodworking . . . so feel free to move it if there's a more suitable place.

With my new Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50, I had to mount the scope a little higher than I'm accustomed to, which meant that when my cheek was fully welded to the stock, I couldn't see through the scope. I searched and I searched and I searched some more, but I couldn't find a cheek piece that I liked. The adjustable ones all have big knobs sticking out of them and I really don't need to "adjust" it once it's on. The soft pads all either tie on or strap on and none of them seemed like what I was after. The rubber ones that can be "post mounted" didn't fit very well even after x-acto alterations.

So, I decided I was going to make my own.

I helped cut up several cherry and black walnut trees last time I was visiting my parents%2

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

Then I used a barrel bedding tool to cut out the inside contour to match my pattern lines.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

The tools I used.

Barrel Bedding Tool
Rasp
Straight Edge
Wood Clamps
Dremmel (not much)
X-acto knife

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

Taking shape . . .



Dry Fit

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

It took a lot of fine-tuning to get it so that there was a nice clean seal between the wood and the stock. It's still not perfect, but getting close.



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Old 02-10-2013, 09:33 PM
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Re: Non-Adjustable Cheek Piece

Next came the tricky part . . . how to secure it to the stock.

As you have probably guessed, it needs to be removable so that I can remove my bolt for cleaning or field stripping.

First I tried industrial strength velcro. MISERABLE FAIL.

I spent 3 evenings trying to recess the velcro strips into the stock and into the wood.



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