Custom cheek rest

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by zombiehunter, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. zombiehunter

    zombiehunter New Member

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    I needed a cheek rest for proper eye alignment to my scope on my pretty much out of the box Remington model 770 in a .270 caliber. I found a butt donut under the sink in my bathroom that wasn't being used and chopped it up to make the rest. I started off by cutting too big and slowly hacked away at it until it was just the right height, maybe a bit lower to allow for the fabric and adhesive I was planning on using.
    Everything I used for this was the donut, a long strip of Velcro, some fabric I stole out of my wife's stock pile, some spray adhesive we had lying around, and a glue gun. My wife is pretty crafty so the glue gun is always around.
     

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  2. zombiehunter

    zombiehunter New Member

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    I've tried it and didn't get the height I needed from it. I gave it back to my friend and did this. But I think I'll wrap around my rest with one of those when I pick one up.
     
  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did this with my Savage MKII. Kydex and crimp nuts. Can be slotted for adjustment.
     

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  4. zombiehunter

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    I like that. I had looked in to ordering some kydex to do just that. But I found this thing and though it looked like it'd work pretty good. I'm just figuring out how to use this app. New to it as of this past weekend. But I finished my post on another thread just after this one. The other one has more info and pics. Check it out
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Where is it?
     
  6. zombiehunter

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    It should be on the DIY just after this this one on the timeline.
     
  7. zombiehunter

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    After I custom fit the height of the rest I removed it to wrap it in fabric. I used spray glue and careful fitting to apply the fabric to the foam. Then I ran a strip of Velcro longways underneath the piece and hot glued the soft side of the Velcro to my stock. I liked the idea of that glue because it holds decent and it peels off really cleanly if I need it to. And I glued the soft side down in case I lost the cheek rest or it fell off somehow, the rough part of the Velcro wouldn't tear off my face when I shot the rifle. Keeping the two parts of Velcro together I ran a bead of glue on the back side of the hook side of the Velcro and place the rest on the glue in the position that I wanted it. I had to make sure that the bolt had enough room to cycle. Once I did that I cut two long strips of Velcro and strategically placed those towards the front and rear to act as wraps around the stock to actually hold it in place. And that was it. It's comfortable, it helps with faster target acquisition, and it's just plain proper. It's a lot easier to hold steady on your target when you don't have to hold your head up to keep aligned with your crosshairs. Makes a HUGE difference!! And everything I used was already purchased for prior projects so it made this one free. I love those. Plus, when you DIY, you appreciate it more. Thanks for checking it out. Let me know what you think. Or better ideas.
     

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  8. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Pretty economical yet very functional solution you have there. Another solution, unfortunately not as economical, is the KMW loggerhead. Both my target rifles have these.

    http://kmwlrs.com/LoggerHead ACP.htm
     
  9. zombiehunter

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    I've been searching high and low for something like that. Thank you. I'd have to really look at how to install something like that but that is exactly what I've been looking for.
     
  10. zombiehunter

    zombiehunter New Member

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    Totally ready to do another one. Better though
     
  11. KG7IL

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    Looks like you still have some buttdonut left. and from the pics, you got TP closeby.
    Good use of materials. Who would'a thunk.