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Garand Scout Rifle Project

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Water Monkey, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    I seem to have 2 problems with this set up in prone.

    1) not much of a cheek weld

    2) using the supportive hand to steady the rifle is new to me. Prior to that I used a bipod.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  2. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Once you get it down with the sling, it will be about as steady as a bi pod


    I also can shoot good sitting using knees as support
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  3. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I'm digging it!

    Couple ideas;
    Padded cheek riser and sling for support?
  4. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    I've had to re-evaluate my set up and I've ordered a cheek riser. I thought I could get by with my stock pouch but I will need about 1/2" rise to properly mount the rifle in standing, kneeling, sitting and prone positions. Pics will come when it arrives and I'll take her out in a month for another go at firing positions other than bench firing.
  5. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Bravo for finding out what it needs by live fire shooting.

    So many folks just throw a bunch of crap on there not knowing what works and what doesn't.
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  6. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    That's how I roll. Everything I have has to have a functional role. And I have to be proficient in its use.

    I just can't deny I need a solid cheek weld to properly aim the rifle without the use of a front bag. Even in a solid prone position I would veer off mark just before I pulled the trigger because the rifle and I weren't in sync.
  7. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Update to the project:

    Sold the stock pouch in like 5 minutes… picked up ITC Cheek Rest online. Ordered the chocolate brown which is a really close match to the overall rifle so I was pretty excited… until I put the inserts in… didn't give me enough rise. Weird because the website said it gives up to 1 1/4" rise.

    Ended up ordering more inserts from them and got them a few days later. Opened the package and the insert material was completely different! Thicker with different sizes in thickness unlike the inserts that came with the unit. I ended up contacting the owner telling him about the quality assurance issue he may have… He emailed me back saying that sometimes he uses the inferior inserts because he can't find the open cell foam pads he normally uses. Nice way to do business…. sending out a product that doesn't give you the rise it promises.

    I was going to rave about this company until that nonchalant email I got back.

    Well, after I put in the appropriate inserts it was the perfect rise and my cheek weld is right on:

    [​IMG]
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  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Looks great bro.

    Sucks about the company though. At least you got what you needed...
  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    It's lookin good, and I'm ready for the next range report!
  10. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Gonna be a few weeks before I get out again.

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