Cheek riser for 870

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by 2ndAmendmentFreedom, May 5, 2012.

  1. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering what's a good cheek riser pad for the 870, I need to add at least .25" (while pressing down with my cheek) in order for my eye to clear the top rail. Right now I need to hold my head slightly up when shooting to see the front sight, not very comfortable and not the best to manage recoil. It'd be cool too if it had rings to hold shells. Has to be black and somewhat comfortable lol.
    Thanks :)
     
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  2. mountainman13

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    I'm confused. Aren't you talking about a shotgun? What are you doing trying to shoot a slug 200 yards?
     

  3. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

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  4. mountainman13

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  5. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    I have a pretty slim facial bone structure. On a plain jane shotgun with no obstruction in the way (rail or rear sight), I wouldn't need a cheek rest. Thanks for the link, I was already looking at it and I guess it's the smartest pick, affordable, apparently durable and well reviewed.
     
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  6. mountainman13

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    Imo a tactical gun should come to shooting position quickly and easily. You may want to consider changing up the sights. Maybe a reflex?
     
  7. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

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    I can't really afford making any modification to the shotgun right now, gonna keep it stock. I'm quick at positioning it and aiming it but it'd be a lot more comfortable to have a cheek rest when shooting at the range for extended periods of time.
     
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  8. mountainman13

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    Well I hope that thing works for you. $30 isn't too bad.
     
  9. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Thanks, much appreciated :)
     
  10. mountainman13

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    You're welcome. My pleasure.
     
  11. tonydewar

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    870 tact express? duct tape wil work just fine to start
     
  12. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

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    Not up for a ghetto mod that will leave disgusting residue lol.
     
  13. Buckethead47

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    The only time I rest my cheek on the stock is to shoot clays and any kind of bird. except turkey. I don't need my head low enough any other time, and is more comfortible. Have you tried just raising your head to see threw the sights?