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Stock with cutout for earmuffs

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by scott_see, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    So a friend introduced me to ar15's the other day... To see through the sight with my ear muffs on, I had to put my head way aft.... That really didn't feel natural. Are there stocks with cut outs for earmuffs?
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    AR's have a buffer tube in the stock, and most AR stocks aren't much larger in diameter than the tube. May I suggest ear plugs to solve your problem instead? ;)
     
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  3. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    Okay, that makes sense. I ended up having to use earplugs, but I missed my electronic ear muffs. It's nice to be able to hear people talking. I got my ear plugs sealed really well, couldn't hear a word my friend was saying, and had to use needlenose pliers to get them out. I suppose I could just put an earlplug in my right ear, wear my ear muffs, and lift the right one up.

    But I must admit, the intro to AR-15 was fun. It amazed me how still the red dot was at 100 yards. The closest to that I'd seen previously was my red dot on my Beretta Neos which jumps around a LOT more.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sounds cheeky to me. That's a joke because you want what's called a "cheek weld". Anyway.
    I was at Nitroexpress.com very recently and saw a doglegged stocked double rifle, probably for someone maimed somehow. good luck
    http://forums.nitroexpress.com/postlist.php?Cat=0&Board=africanhunting
     
  5. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    Cheek weld, that makes sense. So my holding my head way aft to the ear muff didn't hit the stock was as poor form as it felt.
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    you should be able to cheek weld with ear muffs. 9dddd68f.jpg
     
  7. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    Okay, that picture help enormously. Thank you!
     
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    HHT Forest Grove, OR Active Member

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  9. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    And I wouldn't have to go for my Leatherman to get them out like I did for the twist and insert foam kind.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I've considered those so many times in the past but I'm just really spoiled and love my electronic ears.