Ambidextrous/Interchangeable cheek piece?

Forums PCP Airguns Ambidextrous/Interchangeable cheek piece?

  • Views : 1541
  • Link

    BitFrost
    Participant
    Member

    Heylo!
    Being a lefty I’m interested in knowing if there exists a cheek piece that you can mount on the right side for the bullpups we(some) love so much.
    In perticular I want one for the coming FX Wildcat but that’s most likely not made yet.
    Has anyone heard of this for the Bobcat maybe? Any aftermarket products?
    Edit: Not sure if I know what interchangeable means, or if I’m using it correctly but you get the gist.

    Link

    Ted
    Participant
    Member

    The cheek rest on the bobcat is reversible.  I can not recall if the wildcat has a left handed option….  The design looks like it would.

    Link

    BitFrost
    Participant
    Member

    Never seen that the cheek piece on the Bobcat has been reversed, so that’s new! We’ll just have to wait and see. 
    Thanks for the info so far, Ted!

    Link

    manabeknives
    Participant
    Member

    “Ted”The cheek rest on the bobcat is reversible.  I can not recall if the wildcat has a left handed option….  The design looks like it would.

    
Ted, when you reverse the cheek piece on the bobcat, doesn’t it interfere with the cocking lever?
     Or did they fix that in the later models?
    Mike

    Link

    BitFrost
    Participant
    Member

    Was thinking the same thing..

    Link

    Ted
    Participant
    Member

     
Ted, when you reverse the cheek piece on the bobcat, doesn’t it interfere with the cocking lever?
     Or did they fix that in the later models?
    Mike

    
Oh. That’s right! I think FX has a mold for a left-handed cheek rest. And I did see someone at extreme benchrest had modified theirs to fit left-handed. They had cut off about 3/8 of an inch, smooth it out, and made it look nice.  AirgunsOfArizona would probably have the answer.  

    Link

    athucdo02108
    Participant
    Member

    Actually I tried to reverse it and Ted was right It will not work because the lever is in the way. The only solution is to mill out a slot to clear the cocking lever. Since I have access to Bridgeport milling machine and I’m thinking just make one out of aluminum solid round stock and mill it down slowly into shape, but then this process probably take all day to do. Not sure if AOA sells just the cheek piece so I can modify it will make my life a lot easier that way. 

    Ed

    Link

    comovez
    Participant
    Member

    After a little Dremal work (about an hours worth), I was able to flip the cheek piece on my Wildcat 22. Wow, what a difference it makes now.  I wish FX can provide a cheek piece for lefties.

    I will post pictures later.

    Link

    comovez
    Participant
    Member

    Inverted FX Wildcat Cheek Piece for Left Hand Shooting




    Link

    BitFrost
    Participant
    Member

    Anyone know anything I want to know about a new cheek piece for the Wildcat? I would really like NOT to dremel the original piece..

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.