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I was looking at one of my old stocks earlier and have a question to ask. A lot of us use optics and want the ability to remove them and use irons without putting other cheek pads on the stock. I was wondering if anyone has ever removed the buttplate hardware, filled the voids with JB weld, marine tex or something similar. Then cutting the stock and installing a comb height adjustment?
 

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There are wood stocks out there and available with integral adjustable wooden risers. Simple to adjust for optics or irons. I've seen them with a regular G.I. buttplate and also a recoil pad installed. Probably look nicer than JB Weld or "Bondo", but admittedly I do not know your skill level.

Really simple to use a velcro attached riser. Cheers.
 

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The SAI M21 Tactical has a walnut stock with adjustable comb and a buttpad. I like this type of cheek riser. I have a SAI M21 and the riser is height and angle adjustable. The velcro type or screw in type would work good too, but they would not look as sleek and professional as the integral type.
I may try to retrofit a gi walnut stock with the integral cheek riser hardware one day. First I will do it on a beater stock or 2 so I can learn and perfect the method.
 

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M21 stocks pop up a couple times a year in the PX. I think SAI has discontinued the M21 and is out of the M21 stocks, so getting a used stock is the only option other than having a stock custom made.
 

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One mistake a lot of folks seem to make is mounting the scope too high which then requires a cheek rest. Most scopes can be mounted low enough to avoid this. The critical point is not objective lens clearance, but clearance of the eye piece over the rear sight aperture. Most scopes with low rings will work fine. The other thing is that most Brookfield style mounts (like Sadlak) should be left on the rifle when using iron sights. Take the scope and rings, as a unit, off the mount and shoot the iron sights. That preserves the zero when the scope is reinstalled.
 
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