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Old October 15th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Leather cheek rest recommendations?

Hi guys,

So I recently received a very nice birch stock from Fred's. Sure did take awhile! But it is a lovely piece of wood for a great price, so it was well worth the wait.

Originally, I had thought about getting one of those adjustable plastic cheek risers. I have one on a GI fiberglass stock that I'm happy with. But one look at this stock and I realized that there was no way I was going to drill holes in it.

I've seen a few leather lace-up cheek pads, but none of the ones I've seen looks like it will add enough height for getting a proper cheek weld w/ a scoped M1A.

Anyone know of a product made of leather, or suede that will give a good weld? I'd like to avoid nylon and plastic. I want to keep this one classy!

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Old October 15th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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Not leather or sued, but you might want to check out these. I have one and am very pleased with the quality.

http://coyotem1a.com/

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Old October 15th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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Check the sponsors, TRUE has one thats not leather. But does look good. Under Tactical nylon! I'd of gotten one but went with a JAE stock.

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Old October 15th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #4
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You can find both USGI and repo leather cheek rests for sale on gunbroker and ebay from time to time. I picked one up off of the CMP forum that is marked MRT 10-75 and likely made for use on M14's.

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Old October 15th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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As far as leather or suede,I have never seen one.when i built my M1D Garand.I ended up having a custom one made by a leathersmith.i kept my original USGI dark brown one the way it was.then i bought one of the MRT marked repros and took it apart and had a guy build it up for me.when i got it back,I stained the leather to match my original USGI cheekpad.it still needs more padding but it's a definate improvement for me.that was 16 years ago and about 700 plus rounds thru her and till this day it's still intact.if you really like your stock i'm sure you will find something for it.hope this helps

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Old October 15th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #6
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You can find both USGI and repo leather cheek rests for sale on gunbroker and ebay from time to time. I picked one up off of the CMP forum that is marked MRT 10-75 and likely made for use on M14's.
Yeah, I think I've seen those. Haven't seen one attached to a rifle though - but from what I saw, they don't look high enough for a scoped M1A. Am I wrong?

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Old October 15th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #7
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http://www.cheeknstock.com/products.html

I found this, which looks like it could be just what I need. I'll call 'em on Monday to talk about it. They offer a pad made for the M1A, with thicknesses ranging right up to an 1" 1/4.

I have to measure the height of the riser on my fiberglass GI stock, but that sounds like it will work out beautifully.

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Old October 16th, 2010, 07:15 AM   #8
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I like the one my buddy Redneck gave me on a range day of shooting, it is from midway and with the chin placed properly it gives me a good sight picture, also works with my BUIS when welded to my jaw properly.... Leather is my thing, in case some haven't figured it out yet....

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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #9
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I have had a Leather one on my FN 49 for the last 30years or so and it works good for me, however the Scope on that Rifle is offset to the Left and it may not be what You are looking for!


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The USGI leather cheek pad was designed for the M1D sniper Garand, and is intended to offset the cheek weld to the left to align with the offset scope. It doesn't work well to raise the cheek weld for a centerline scope on an M14. yes, I tried it too.

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Old October 16th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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+1 on Cheek n Stock.

I got one from them and it works very nicely.

They will make it to order for you.

I got 1 & 1/4 inch riser made of black deerskin.

Good people and they got it to me quickly!!!

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Old October 17th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #12
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+1 on Cheek n Stock.

I got one from them and it works very nicely.

They will make it to order for you.

I got 1 & 1/4 inch riser made of black deerskin.

Good people and they got it to me quickly!!!

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Hmm. Cool. Thanks for the bump. The 1.25" is enough, then? I was hoping so.

Hows the velcro hold up? Thats one part I was concerned about .. it not holding up well and whether it was visible at all when tightened up around the stock.

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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #13
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I memory serves me, they can go to 1 & 1/2 inches.

I wrapped my stock with cloth until I got the height that I wanted and then measured the thickness & came up with 1 & 1/4.

On the Cheek&STock website, they give you some driections to get measurements to make sure that the riser they custom make for you will fit your rifle correctly. I also had a phone conversation with them to make sure we got it right & they did a very nice job.

The velcro is doing fine & holds tight. It also undoes quick for shooting the irons. The pad installs over the sling loop and the loop holds the riser firmly in place with the velcro. There is a slot in the leather that the sling loop goes through and it stops the pad from moving rotationally.

I really like mine.

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With the correct measurements, the velcro fit perfectly and in my opinion is much nicer looking than lacing.

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Old October 18th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #14
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I memory serves me, they can go to 1 & 1/2 inches.

I wrapped my stock with cloth until I got the height that I wanted and then measured the thickness & came up with 1 & 1/4.

On the Cheek&STock website, they give you some driections to get measurements to make sure that the riser they custom make for you will fit your rifle correctly. I also had a phone conversation with them to make sure we got it right & they did a very nice job.

The velcro is doing fine & holds tight. It also undoes quick for shooting the irons. The pad installs over the sling loop and the loop holds the riser firmly in place with the velcro. There is a slot in the leather that the sling loop goes through and it stops the pad from moving rotationally.

I really like mine.

Ole Silver

With the correct measurements, the velcro fit perfectly and in my opinion is much nicer looking than lacing.
Thanks. I'm going to measure this thing up sometime tomorrow, hopefully and get an order in.

I don't know about the lace though..

This rifle has a female name. Leather+lace+female is pretty sexy. :)

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