New Idea in Adjustable Cheekpieces

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  1. watercam

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    fwpo2q_th.jpg dz6wip_th.jpg 2a7fngg_th.jpg 9fw58z_th.jpg All of my match rifles are equipped with thumb wheel adjustable cheek pieces for the best of reasons - adjustments can be made while in position, on target. Differences in position, terrain, vertical angle, etc. all call for changes in optimal cheek weld. I wanted an economical adjustable cheek piece for my hunting and tactical type stocks that gave the same adjustment option without having to cut a chunk off of my butt stocks. I found it.
    Using the hardware from one of Gary Eliseo's Tube Gun stocks (www.gotxring.com) I mounted a thumb wheel adjustable cheek piece on a Bell & Carlson Medalist hunting stock and a Boyd's laminate tactical stock that had an adjustable cheek piece that was too awkward to adjust from position. Installation was straight forward and they work every bit as well as my match rifle's. Aluminum tubes epoxied in place guide the rods and threaded shank. A matching diameter flat washer epoxied under the wheel provides smooth bearing surface. The glass-filled filler of the butt stock is plenty strong enough to support the unit. A set screw and knob can be added to lock in changes if so desired.
    Gary thoughtfully provided an extra hole to allow for and aft adjustment of the plate.
    Larger pics here:
    http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/watercam/library/Adjustable Cheek Piece
     
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    Thanks for doing some thing I was just thinking of trying to design. Saved me a lot of headscratching. One of my reasons for wanting a thin cheek piece was for bolt removal without having to pull the cheek piece off. Good idea.:) Maybe a thin rubber (inner tube or rubber roofing) glued to the metal surface would help with winter shooting.
     
  3. watercam

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    I have used 1/8" self adhesive foam rubber as well as paint and Ceracoat. Done well the plate is only about 3/16" above the comb. Three 1/2" holes on top and carve out the wheel hole and you are into epoxy after that. I have done three stocks so far including a Remington tuper ware. Filled the butt with expanding foam and went from there.
     
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    I wonder if that would work with a factory 112BA stock. It would have been so easy for Savage to do that.
     
  5. watercam

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    Would be no problem. Send me a PM.
     
  6. Don

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    Nice Post

    Thanks,
    Don
     
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    I like this much better then my wrap around plastic ones.
     
  8. watercam

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    Yes, does not push your eye off away from the line of sight.
     
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    Watercam, have you considered using a slightly thicker piece of aluminum? I realize it would add to the weight, but it would also allow you to countersink those screw heads so that the surface would be completely smooth.
     
  10. watercam

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    The plate comes from Competition Machine/Gary Eliseo and is the same as are on his tube gun stocks. Having shot one for some years I can tell you that you do not even know they are there from a comfort level. From an appearance point of view if someone wanted them countersunk it could be done but one of the nice things about Gary's design is the slight amount of adjustability for each of the three shafts allowing for the perfect fit and easiest adjustment with the thumb wheel.
    One option would be a thin, self-adhesive foam rubber pad that would be fairly flush with the screw heads
     
  11. Nick Thomas

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    This looks kinda cool. So would this work on a solid wood stock?
    Are you offering this as a service yourself? pricing?

    Thanks,

    -Nick
     
  12. watercam

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    I certainly can. $90 installed plus return shipping. Shoot me a PM if interested. For the do-it-yourself crowd Gary Eliseo (www.gotxring.com) sells the hardware kits. Would need to supply the aluminum material for sleeves yourselves or PM and I can supply those as well as instructions for those who need them.
    So far have installed on Walnut, laminate, and composite. Have not tried an injected stock yet but seems one could fill the butt stock with expanding foam and install. Will find a take-off stock to test with and determine the weight gain with foam.
     
  13. deadwooddick

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    Try the self-adhesive Velcro, using the "loop" half of the fabric. Works for me on my RTS. :)
     
  14. watercam

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    You must be prophetic! Just did that very thing yesterday! Works very well!
     
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    Did the tupperware stock expand any from the foam, or is it strong enough (big ?) as I've heard/read of the expanding foam bending 2x4's and window frames, etc.,
     
  16. kcomeau10x

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    There are 2 types of foam. The one you are talking about is for filling large cavities. The other is for gaps around doors and windows, so it does not expand very much. You will have to use more of the can, but unless you use the rest of it quickly, it will be useless later. Just like a tube of caulk.
     
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    I have a Ruger American that needs an adjustable cheek piece. Will get on it and post results in a few days.
     
  18. jpx2rk

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    Interested in seeing the Ruger American version when you get it done.:D
     
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    Will post pics when (and if) it works out.
     
  20. Gasmann

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    Hello,,,, I have an Anschutz 1413 I would like to have an adjustable cheek piece installed on. I like the way yours turned out. Thing is though I’d like to have the cheek piece, at it’s lowest setting, be about the same height as the existing comb. I only need the extra height for prone and sitting but not for kneeling offhand. What do you think ?
     

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