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Old July 14, 2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Savage Cheek Riser

Hey TFL,

Got my girlfriend a Savage Model 11 Youth Trophy Hunter XP .308. Right now it's sporting a hillbilly rigged cheek riser made from an old scope coat and secured by boot strings and she's in need of something that's both comfortable and raises her head about another 3/4"-1" off the stock. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old July 14, 2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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raises her head about another 3/4"-1" off the stock
How high do you have the scope mounted? Are you using a scope with 50 - 60mm objective lens?
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Old July 14, 2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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Alas you should have gotten her a Savage Lady hunter instead of the youth model. The lady hunter has a much higher comb than a youth or even a regular model 11.
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Old July 15, 2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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Alas you should have gotten her a Savage Lady hunter instead of the youth model.
Or I could buy a $350 rifle and a $100 cheek riser and have the same thing for half the price. Not trying to be an arsehole but that was my reasoning. The lady hunter was nice but hard to find and usually over $800

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How high do you have the scope mounted? Are you using a scope with 50 - 60mm objective lens?
It's the package rifle with the Nikon 3-9x40. I don't use scopes much but she likes them so I don't really know much about it.
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Old July 15, 2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Something that I've used is a cheap, elastic ammo cuff for the buttstock. Something like this. LINKY!

Underneath that ammo carrier, I add standard black pipe insulation (cut in half, lenthwise) to raise the comb to the appropriate heights. Total cost to elevate a comb is about $5.00. I've got several of these on rifles.

Here's a picture to illustrate. I used a piece of a common swim noodle to provide contrast, but hopefully you'll get the idea. Put that swim noodle/pipe insulation under that buttstock ammo holder until the comb height suits your lady.



I think that the ammo holder is a useful accessory, and all that's necessary is to pad it until it's the right height.
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Old July 15, 2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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Another alternative is the Karsten Cheek Piece. It's what Savage uses on their Long Range Hunter.
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:06 PM   #7
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Check out "Beartooth comb raising kit". I bought mine @ Bass Pro and they currently sell for $22.

It has a neoprene sleeve which goes over the stock and then several different sized pads which rest between the comb and the outer sleeve. I used mine on a shotgun but they work on rifles as well.

It looks similar to Paw Paw's rig but a bit prettier. PP's rig looks very functional but we are trying to satisfy a lady
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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This is what I used to raise the comb of my Savage 10FP.
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Old July 15, 2013, 10:27 PM   #9
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Cowboy_mo mentioned the Beartooth kits:
http://www.beartooth-products.com/sh...sing-kits.html
I have two of these. One on a rifle. One on a shotgun. A little tough to put on initially, but stays put well once in place. The variety of foam inserts allow for very personalized adjustment in 1/8" increments. Note that this may also make the comb feel a little wider. The inserts are rather firm, but definitely feels softer than plastic or rubber combs.

I also had have an Accu-Riser:
http://www.accu-riser.com/categories...-Comb-Raisers/
I got the ambidextrous one, because I shoot left-handed. It comes with two interchangeable cheek pieces that will raise the comb either 5/8" or 1-1/8". It can be bolted onto the stock or strapped on. Mine is just strapped on, but it stays put. This is definitely trimmer than the Beartooth kit. The cheek piece is rubber and comfortable.

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Old July 15, 2013, 10:30 PM   #10
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Awesome y'all, think I may go with one of the bear tooth one, comfort is key here so it being foam will probably be better for her than plastic
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Old July 16, 2013, 09:00 PM   #11
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First, lower the scope. Get some low Burris Zee or Weaver rings.
Then get a neoprene, not elastic, buttstock cartridge carrier.
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Old July 17, 2013, 04:17 AM   #12
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Hey PawPaw

Is that a Lady sponge on that stock ?
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Old July 17, 2013, 08:51 AM   #13
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got the beartooth one at basspro too on my savage axis works great
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Old July 17, 2013, 09:36 AM   #14
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Is that a Lady sponge on that stock ?
Naw, dude, that's a piece of a kid's swim noodle. I used it for contrast, and actually, it goes under that shell holder. Once it gets under the black shell holder, you can't tell what color it is. I think the one on my .30-30 is pink, or maybe pale yellow. I forget.
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Old July 18, 2013, 09:22 AM   #15
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These are nice...small zippered pouch, ammo loops, easy to slide a pad underneath to get additional height if needed.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/756...ck-nylon-black
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Old July 21, 2013, 09:22 AM   #16
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Cheek weld

For a cheek weld, cheeknstock.com It is leather sized for your stock.
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Old July 21, 2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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I used a Karsten cheek rest on my Savage 10 FCP.

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