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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:34 pm 
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I realized quite early on in life that the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Learning about airguns once again proves that statement as true. :-)

At this point, I'm just happy to hit the broad side of the barn and I' haven't really had much chance to start working on the fine details. What I did notice in my second round of shooting with my TX200 is that when I'm zoomed in to the higher power, it becomes clear that my eye ends up a little too low if I fully rest my cheek against the integral cheek rest on the stock of the gun. If I fully rest my cheek on the stock, the image through the viewfinder starts to shift out of view and go black. I have to lift my head up until my cheek is just barely touching the stock. This is causing my head to move around quite a bit as I'm lining up my shot and at this point in time, that's not a fast process. At the lower magnification, I don't lose tight of the target, but I'm definitely not straight onto the eyepiece.

I'd like to try out a non-permanent cheek rest that would wrap around the stock with Velcro or some sort of strap. There seems to be a bunch of them out there on Amazon and other areas, but there are pros and cons with fitment. I see that some of them are just ammunition holders for powder burners, or they have varying cushion heights. There is one that I might want to try that has 3 different interchangeable cheek cushions, but again there may be some fitment challenges depending on the size of the stock.

Is there anyone out there that has a suggestion of a cheek rest that would work well with the Tx200 stock? Should I be creating some sort of temporary cheek rest to determine exactly how much of a height boost I need?

At this point in time, I don't want to make any permanent modifications to the stock. I actually can't see me wanting to ever to that.

As always, comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Gary.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:52 pm 
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Can't lower down the scope with a lower profile mounts or rings?!

Didn't use any cheek rest before... IMO, it has to be good looking before it can give the extra support to your cheek... 8-)

And if you put too much of your cheek and lay on the stock, will that affect the holds on the gun and affect the accuracy??

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm 
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Hi Yep Yep.

The scope mounts are about as low as I can go (I think). The Airmax scope has a 40mm objective and is quite close to the top of the barrel. Maybe I just need more gun time to see if this is really a problem?

I'm not too concerned about the looks just as long as it helps out. Hopefully that isn't too insulting to you as it probably wouldn't look too cool. :-)

Any of the videos that I've watched on setting up a scope seems to show the person comfortably resting on the cheek rest to provide stable support to the head for consistent/repeatable shooting. I looks to me that they are more than just barely resting their cheek on the stock.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 pm 
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You could try and splitting pipe insulation, pool noodle, thick rubber, something to cradle the raised comb, then take a tube sock, or something and slip it over securing.

I found the strap on cheek rests, only work well on straight stock rifles, not raised combs Monte Carlo stocks.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:09 am 
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Yeah ~ leadalinger just reminds me about this..... It just can't be too easy... ImageImage

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:12 am 
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Your TX200 is very beautiful.... Look I am again more a collector than a shooter.... Hope you can make the 'cheek rest' looks better... 8-)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:07 am 
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Yeah nothing like a nice gun, and bubba a cheek rest.

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There is these

https://www.amazon.ca/Tourbon-Hunting-A ... 560&sr=8-9

Could try these and 2 way tape them on, or dabs of hot glue.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:01 am 
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Hi Gary - I have a similar problem lining my head up correctly with my R9 with a Hawke scope. What I have noticed is that when my head is properly lined up, the mi dots appear very large. If my head alignment is off a bit, the mil dots appear very small like pin points. It takes a few extra seconds to line up properly, but I find it is time well spent as it helps with the accuracy.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Stick-on commercial cheek rests.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Stick-o ... QD7ln-23mM:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Hello Gang.

Once again, thanks for the comments and the links to some solutions. I had a good laugh leadslinger at your comment and picture. You're right...that's ugly and Yep Yep must just be cringing at how un-cool it is! :-) Just as long as it works, it's good by me. I'm wondering if I can go one up on the ugly scale with a lime green or hot pink pool noodle. :-)

All kidding aside, they are all great ideas. Thanks for the heads up about the wrap arounds not necessarily working on a stock with a raised comb. That saved me experimenting with a credit card and Amazon! I have various types of foam kicking around, including Yep's foam pipe insulation, so I'll experiment to get what I think is the right height & shape. If it works well and corrects the problem, maybe I'll make a nice custom leather wrap around pad that will compliment the Tx. I have the leather working tools and a Tandy leather supply close to my office. I think a nicely shaped pad stuck to the comb might not look too bad either.

Another fun project to work on next summer. :-)

Thanks again.
Gary


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Yeah~ so longing to see your leather wrap which for sure adding some great look on the beautiful TX~

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