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I started on remaining two holes. When the first was complete, I again positioned the cheek rest over the stock and then inserted a mounting bolt through the hole. This allowed me to again verify placement of the last hole to be drilled. Did I mention that this kind of project really is one of those measure 10 times and drill just once?
A snapshot of the stock after the last hole was completed. With both bolts inserted, I would say they lined up quite well. Granted, I am somewhat biased....but it still looks pretty good.
A photo with the cheek rest installed and mounting hardware in place. Karsten also includes a 1/8" thick piece of 6"x3" textured rubber that can be glued to the upper area of the cheek rest for improved cheek weld. I've not attached it yet. I thought I would give it a try, as is, and then decide.
Here is the Savage 10FCP in all her glory. As I write this, its been about 24 hours since the Karsten cheek rest was installed. I've not had a chance to field test it yet, but I'm thinking tomorrow might be worth a try if I can put some hand loads together tonight.
Thanks goes out to Karsten for a good old Made in the USA product. I look forward to getting rid of my chin weld and going back to the much better cheek weld.
After putting several hundred rounds down range with the above configuration, I decided to try the rubber material that came with the cheek rest. I stopped by the local drug store and picked up a small bottle of rubber cement. This worked well and so far, the rubber shows no indication of wanting to let go. I like the material on the cheek rest and would urge anyone else to try it. You could also temporarily attach it with some tape and try it at the range.