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Cheek Wallet

23 Nov 2016
@ 07:26 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Taking brand recommendations on cheek wallets? Has anyone had experience with any brand in particular? Looking for something comfortable and functional. Maybe a pocket or 2 and preferably neoprene.

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22 Dec 2016
@ 08:28 am (GMT)

jason

Re: Cheek Wallet
I'm not really fussed on brand, but a few things I like. (I'm not into the wetsuit ones)
Long straps, 50 size scopes need a fair bit of added foam under them and the straps are not holding on by much. With 56 size scope some straps didn't fit around for me. But the ones from reloaders that Nathan reviewed are good.
I also like the zip closed at the bottom so the zip isn't in your face when closed.
I like a fairly stiff foam under it as it tends to compress over time otherwise.

Good luck.
22 Dec 2016
@ 02:25 pm (GMT)

mark korte

Re: Cheek Wallet
OK. So what's a "cheek wallet"? It sounds like something some kind of bizarre marsupial might be packing around....
22 Dec 2016
@ 09:41 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Cheek Wallet
Cheers Jason,

Mark it's a pouch/pad type thing you slide over the butt of the rifle.
02 Aug 2018
@ 04:35 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Re: Cheek Wallet
Bumping this back up on the list. Any updates on what you have and what you liked or disliked Andrew? I'm starting to look and haven't found anything I particularly like yet.
06 Aug 2018
@ 03:32 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Cheek Wallet
I was also interested in what was out there.

Never having used one, but having seen others with them on their stocks, seems to be a good idea. But don't they get in the way? Do they snag on bush and branches? This may be a really dumb question, but don't the cartridges go to the outside of the stock? The reason for asking is that on a recently aired television show (yeah I know), the LEO had his wallet(?) with the 12ga. loads on the inside. Besides being very awkward to access for a reload, wouldn't that feel kind of rough on your face under recoil? Maybe it was staged by the producers, who knows, but it certainly didn't look right.
07 Aug 2018
@ 09:11 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Cheek Wallet
Heck, I missed this. Sorry guys.

The ones I get (I have many but still not enough) are fairly cheap, I think Midway has (or had) various brands, was thinking of branding one myself. In any case, its a generic Chinese pattern, works fine as intended.

I don't find they get caught up too much. If anything they help quiet the stock down a bit and protect it. I don't use the cartridge holders as I am always worried about mud or dust on projectiles. I have my drop charts in the zip pocket, sometimes an allen key for the scope. You could put a spare round in the wallet if need be. Say you were running an ELD-M but wanted a Woodleigh or Partition close at hand, keeping in mind that the pocket is not waterproof. A pull through can be kept in the pocket too, provided it is not bulky, kept in a zip lock bag.

Steph has a Hornady branded left hand wallet, works quite well, same basic design as others.

These days I have to carry drop charts for everything due to testing. It gets a bit crazy, a dial up scope on a lever action .44 with drop charts- just to make sure I am testing expansion to X impact velocity and can also be selective of shot placement - bone, off bone etc. testing must be thorough so the rifles end up looking a bit different to the norm.
07 Aug 2018
@ 09:15 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Cheek Wallet
This is the basic pattern:

https://www.hornady.com/shop/accessories/shooting-accessories/hornady-cheek-piece
07 Aug 2018
@ 09:52 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Re: Cheek Wallet
Thank you for the link Nathan, those are nice. I ordered one from Midway (this one) that has a removable ammo holder on the outside. I liked that option. I've seen some in the PCP Airgun community use a clear pouch with velcro on them to hold drop charts "at the ready" and I may try the same. This first one will go on the Savage MkII 22LR stock. Most of my shots squirrel hunting won't require a drop chart, but when I am taking pest control walks I regularly shoot from 70-140 yards so a hook and loop backed pocket with a drop chart might be really nice. Should be here this week along with some parts for that DIY stock build.
07 Aug 2018
@ 10:03 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Cheek Wallet
Thats the one Caleb, I could not find it when I looked earlier.
07 Aug 2018
@ 10:56 am (GMT)

Todd Free

Re: Cheek Wallet
I have a generic model on my rifle that will be replaced soon.

I have found the shell holders do not work and ammo will eventually fall out. I keep four rounds in the pocket in the plastic holders that come with factory loads, cut down to size of course.

One feature to look for in my opinion is that when carrying the rifle, the zipper is at the top of the pocket- close to the bolt. The model I have does not and small objects like allen keys find there way out.
07 Aug 2018
@ 11:03 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Cheek Wallet
Hey guys,

Didn't realise this revived... I found a brand called Tourbon. Chinese brand but well made. My sling is the same brand and it is good too. I ended up not using it. I found the stick comfortable enough with out it. Maybe because I am shorter... who knows...

Either way, I had to modify it slightly but it was cheap enough I didn't mind cutting it. It did not have cartridge slips for spare ammo. The mag can hold 5 anyway on my Howa; I have the Hogue stock for reference. It is just on the edge of being too long. The stock itself is too long for my wife but just OK for me.

Cheers guys.
08 Aug 2018
@ 09:04 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Cheek Wallet
Link for tourbon

https://www.ebay.com.au/str/tourbon-outdoor/
09 Aug 2018
@ 10:50 pm (GMT)

Hamish Gibbs

Re: Cheek Wallet
I have an Allen and a Trade Me model(think NZ ebay guys), plenty of things made in china and branded otherwise Andrew, Tourbon looks like nice gear.
Other members have already mentioned most of my personal experiences.

Allen model has shellholders on outside, small pocket that closes to rear so my thoughts:
Pocket could be larger
Zip closing towards rear always worries me that if it opens even slightly that expensive stuff will dissapear into the wilderness.
When you put rounds in the outside holders I have had damage to ballistic tips in those moments when thoughts of your gear become second to self preservation, they are also freakin sharp when you slip and land or side slide onto them!

Trade Me model:(not used alot):
zip toggle closing to front always seems to get itself in between your cheek and the rest, more annoying than you could imagine but guess it could be cut off and replaced with a thin flat band?

Other than that from my thoughts and limited experience I think I will be hunting out something like Caleb and Nathan were referring to, those inside shellholders look adaptable to maybe remove a partition for larger items?

 

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