Aim Field Sports Rifle Butt Cheek-piece
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- Last updated: 14/12/2016
Aim Field Sports headed by John Dean is a relatively new company that deals with the needs of the more demanding shooter – for primarily long range shooting disciplines - and this takes the form of a range of shooting mats, Sightron scopes, and of course, cheek-pieces.
The cheek-piece drew my attention as most shooters can benefit from a device that raises a rifles cheek-piece (if the comb is too low) and the Aim Field cheek-piece also provides storage for spare ammunition and kit.
The Aim Field Sports Butt cheek-piece is a quality item and is available in either green or black and for right or left hand shooters (specify when ordering). Fashioned from ballistic nylon all the stitching is well appointed and instead of securing the cheek-piece with laces as some use the Aim Filed Sport is held in place by three large buckle straps. Two secure around the base of the rifles butt - there is enough adjustment to fit any rifle - and importantly there is a rear strap that wraps around the recoil pad. This stops the cheek-piece sliding forward under recoil which is a problem with some other makes; this is a well thought out design.
To the right left on my model is a large zipped pouch which does not get in the way in any sense when shooting or when the rifle is slung and is incredibly useful for storing knives, spare mags, midge spray, tick tweezers, and food!
Another clever feature is the removable ammo straps that attach by Velcro to the cheek-piece’s side. There are two sizes available to handle the most common calibres, the larger size holds five rounds and the smaller, eight rounds. I was worried about the weight of the rounds pulling off the Velcro securing pad, but there have been no problems at all, even after many a stiff stalk on the Scottish hills.
I like this product and most of us would benefit from fitting one to our rifles. The only area I would change is to put a soft pad where your cheek actually contacts the cheek-piece, as there is no padding here.
Regardless, for £29.95 you get a very good and practical addition to your rifle and one that will pay for its self time and time again in the convenience it provides.