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Old 02-12-2017, 07:35 PM
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Just finished another 10/22 build. This latest incarnation is for Steel Challange and uses a Glacier Ridge stock. I love the stock ... but I need a cheek pad to get a consistent sight picture in the reddot.

Looking around my basement workshop I noticed some scraps of black closed cell foam pipe insulation. Home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) sell it in 4 foot lengths and in various diameters and foam thicknesses.

I cut the foam to length using a sharp pair of shears and attached it to the stock using double sided tape (3M77 spray adhesive may also work).
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:19 PM
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look for the insulation that closes with the built in sticky tape. just peel off the backing and put on the gun. worked like a charm on my 12 ga slug gun
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I went with a mousepad and surgical tape (McNett makes colored ones, white would get dirty). The mousepad can be stacked for more height and can be repositioned since surgical tape only sticks to itself and can be reused over and over again.

It's of course no where near as nice as what Ricekila has done
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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DYI

What is DYI, a manufacturer?

What is the picture of and how does it attach to a Glacier Ridge (plastic) stock? Is it hollow?...Tom
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:27 AM
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What is DYI, a manufacturer?

What is the picture of and how does it attach to a Glacier Ridge (plastic) stock? Is it hollow?...Tom
supposed to say DIY, as in Do It Yourself
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:50 AM
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What is DYI, a manufacturer?

What is the picture of and how does it attach to a Glacier Ridge (plastic) stock? Is it hollow?...Tom
I doo-ed it myself

I have a coping saw & barely know how to use it



Squeaking of plastic stocks -- I bet I can do the same with my Houge stock -- but I'll need to fill it with something first ?

If this doesn't work out -- its a pommel horse for my granddaughters hamster --

P/S -- OP -- pics ?
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:07 AM
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What is DYI, a manufacturer?

What is the picture of and how does it attach to a Glacier Ridge (plastic) stock? Is it hollow?...Tom
I made an adjustable one from Kydex for about $15, including some hardware. The stock I was using at the time was hollow as well:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1076742
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supposed to say DIY, as in Do It Yourself
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:54 PM
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I resemble that remark
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A few more ideas?

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=825257
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:13 AM
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Or you can just buy GodAGrip sorbothane pads.

http://godagrip.com/cheek-pads.html

I installed some on my air rifles and they look swell and so comfy I get so sleepy whenever I do the cheekbone rest .

The textured version looks better, btw. Mike Goddard sells smooth versions too.

Made in the US of A, gents.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:48 PM
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I also used Kydex. I decided what I needed with multiple layers of tape and cardboard. Formed with a heat gun, cut to shape and stuck on with a couple of dabs of RTV.
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This one I made from a piece of walnut I picked from the rems that looked like a good match to the factory wood. It is not adjustable. I whittled on it till it fit perfectly. It is not permanently attached. I can remove it easily and leave no trace that it was ever there if need be. However, in the long run I plan to redo it better and permanently-blended and the whole thing refinished as one.

Rifle named ‘Cheekbone’ for the diy cheek rest that is molded to fit the cheekbone.

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