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Old 09-22-2019, 02:21 PM
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Problem With Reversing RPR Cheek Piece



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Has anyone attempted to reverse the direction of the cheek piece on their RPR so that the long leg of the cheek piece is pointed towards the butt end of the rifle? The gun ships from Ruger with the long leg to the front and I want to turn it 180 degrees so I have more eye relief for the scope I will be mounting.

The cheek piece is simple enough to remove by partially unscrewing the cam lever shaft and pulling the cheek piece up until it is free of the stock. The problem arises when you try to reinstall the cheek piece. To do that you must hold the two clamping blocks in place (which are under spring pressure) while simultaneously sliding the cheek piece under the grooved washers on the cam lever shaft on both sides of the stock. That description makes it sound very cumbersome to do, and it is, only worse. I tied for several hours to reassemble the cheek piece to the stock using every trick I know, with no success. The RPR owner's manual is absolutely no help either . All it says on page 25 is this,

"The contact portion of the cheek piece can be adjusted fore and aft by removing the cheek piece, rotating it 180 degrees and reinstalling it. (See Figure 14.)"

I'm patient, and I believe I'm mechanically adept, but this has me stumped. I've searched the internet and have found nothing. I'm going to call Ruger customer service but unless they, or someone here, has a magic solution they can tell me about, I'm going to be forced to send the rifle back to Ruger and have them deal with it. HELP!
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:19 PM
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I took mine off the other day and then re-installed it with out a problem. However I took the screw completely out and removed the springs, etc. Then I just put it back together again after turning the cheekpiece. Took two or three minutes. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for the response. You did the same thing I did. I took The cam lever shaft completely out. The problem I am having on reassembly is keeping the locking blocks in place while they are being forced apart by the spring on the cam lever shaft. Doing that while simultaneously trying to slide the grooves in the cheek piece under the edges of the steel washers on both sides of the stock is what is giving me the problem. How did you keep the locking blocks in place while doing that?
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:26 AM
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Sorry for the delay in answering. I don't really remember doing anything special. I did it on the bench at my gun club range. I remember it being a bit difficult to get every thing in place and get the bolt started in the nut but I managed it without tools.
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