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Old 04-30-2012, 21:49   #1
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cheek pad

Can anyone recommend a cheekpad I can attach to the butt of my mini 14 ranch rifle (Stock walmart ranch rifle with wood stock). I like a higher HAB for my scope, but would like to have a cheek weld vs. a chin weld. Anyone use one, have a review or recommendation or pic or link to one you know is good?

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I like my Karsten.

Karsten Kydex Cheek Rest Install

What do you all use as cheek rests for a mini?
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thanks! Like the rest you have, but damned if I am not afraid to drill up my buttstock. Looks very functional though for sure, and sturdy.
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Originally Posted by jibs View Post
thanks! Like the rest you have, but damned if I am not afraid to drill up my buttstock. Looks very functional though for sure, and sturdy.
Yes I was very afraid to drill into mine also. To make matters worse, I lacked the patience to wait for my neighbor to get home to use his drillpress. Amazingly, if you carefully follow the directions (notice I also used tape to 'square' the holes to the stock) it should all work out. To me, the most difficult part was carefully grinding down the over-lengthened hardware.

Overall, it's expensive and the holes are permanent, but it's very solid and allows much adjustability. There are many other options out there.
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Several members have had good luck with lace-on cheek pads. No permanent mods to your wood stock required...

http://usarmorment.com/classic-laceo...ed=0CE8QgwgwAA

http://www.combathunting.com/REMINGT...ed=0CFIQgwgwAQ

Or there's always Beartooth Products' Comb Raising Kit. I've got a couple of scope covers from them. Good material, great folks to do business with.
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I bought a lace on cheek rest i found it to high for me and i have high scope mounts. The cheek rest that i liked the best is a ammo sleeve paded up a little. The leather lace on rest look like they might be good.
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Blackhawk makes a fine cheek pad that laces up for about $20. I ended up taking another member's suggestion and applying a 1" wide strip of silicone rtv compound under the thing along the top of the stock and it's rock solid. Overall it makes the rifle handle very fast with a scope. If you were using a bolt gun like the Rem 700, Eagle makes a stock pack that is just about perfect, and that stays positioned w/o the silicone - if you can find one.

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Big Thumbs up for the Karsten cheek piece

Have the Karsten cheek piece on my 16" 580. The rifle is just so much better to shoot with a good cheek weld.
Really like it and am going to put one on my Mini-14 Target Model too.
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I've had great luck with the Voodoo tactical cheek pad. It has a lot of adjustment and velcro areas for a storage pouch, mag etc.... All for a reasonable $18.
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I made mine from 3/4 inch pipe foam wrap...from lowes. I spilt it in the pre-slit place and slipped it under a 10 round ammo sleeve. It's really nice that way.
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Originally Posted by justasking View Post
I made mine from 3/4 inch pipe foam wrap...from lowes. I spilt it in the pre-slit place and slipped it under a 10 round ammo sleeve. It's really nice that way.
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My buddy uses the same set up as you. I liked it. One of these days i will have to make one for myself.
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The pipe wrap is also handy for making pads on a wall rack to protect the finish of your guns. I have even used it for a stand up rack that is nothing more than an old shelving unit with a piece of this across a section of shelving edge to lean the rifles against. handy stuff. I use it for other things in music and PA gear situations as well. cheap, durable, handy.
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Made mine as well. Not out of pipe foam, but some blue foam that comes in a handy 2' roll or so.

Just wrapped it 'round and 'round til it was perfect for my face. Adds hardly any weight, doesn;t crinkle, and is SO much more comfortable than the hard plastic stock. Then wrapped the foam in electrical tape to keep the water out and threw the ammo band over it. Works great, and all for ~$8

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cool, can you show me what ammo band you guys used?
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I got mine at a gun show, bu walmart had the one I put on my .308. they are simple elastic. I poked a hole in mine for the sling mount . I had the band before I ever got the mini. They are handy for hunting here since I can't use a 30 round mag.
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Here ya go


I got mine at my LGS for $7

I wantedto keep the ammo band but also needed the cheek riser. Couldn't find one that I liked the looks of that had both so I DIY'ed my own. Worked out great
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Another vote for the Black Hawk cheek pad.

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That laminated version mini look fantastic. I love the finish on the metal. What did you finish that with?

Is that barrel, 16" WITH the brake on it, or is it longer?
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Originally Posted by handirifle View Post
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That laminated version mini look fantastic. I love the finish on the metal. What did you finish that with?

Is that barrel, 16" WITH the brake on it, or is it longer?
Yeah, it is a nice looking stock - nothing done to the metal, just the original finish.

Barrel w/brake is 16.5 OAL.
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JA, It's ok if i call you that? I used your pipe foam trick it worked great! Good call! On a side note i had a Black Hawk lace on cheek rest that i did not like on my Mini 14. I put it on my Mini Me 10-22 and it was just right and when i want to shoot with my iron sights i can slide the top to the side.


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codger, You have a very nice looking Mini. That laminated stock is beautiful!
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Awesome. That stuff is so handy for so many different things.
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