Karsten's Cheek Rest Fails

Karsten's Cheek Rest Fails

This is a discussion on Karsten's Cheek Rest Fails within the Misc. forums, part of the Sniping Related category; Well It happened and someone broke one at last. Karsten, the damage was due to my error - not your product. During a halt in ...

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    Karsten's Cheek Rest Fails

    Well It happened and someone broke one at last.

    Karsten, the damage was due to my error - not your product. During a halt in a night training MRAP convoy movement, I failed to fully clear equipment and pinched the cheek rest between an approx 800lb door and the vehicle body. The cheek rest deformed slightly, but most noticable was what looked like an inch long crack along the top of the rear portion of the saddle. We had to pry the cheek rest off the weapon and didn't try to reinstall it, only the bolts were reinstalled. I believe the flex in the cheek rest prevented damage to the stock. I no longer have the damaged cheek rest, but need to get a replacement to the unit.

    Again, my error, and I'll gladly pay for the replacement. Please advise.
    Name and other stuff withheld but a replacement cheek rest was sent out today at N/C.

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    That took a while and only an 800lb door to boot!
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    So all that happened was it being pinched between a several ton truck and a 800lb door?

    You guys really should look into using better quality materials. :P

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    Yup. Love the Karsten cheek pieces on our departmant rifles, and the service while testing and buying them was unmatched! I wish all gun and gun parts companies were that easy to deal with. Thanks Karsten!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr-lama
    So all that happened was it being pinched between a several ton truck and a 800lb door?

    You guys really should look into using better quality materials. :P
    If the door weighed 800lb then surely the vehicle must weigh more than several ton ? What vehicle has a door weighing 800lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammie
    Quote Originally Posted by mr-lama
    So all that happened was it being pinched between a several ton truck and a 800lb door?

    You guys really should look into using better quality materials. :P
    If the door weighed 800lb then surely the vehicle must weigh more than several ton ? What vehicle has a door weighing 800lb.
    Hammie,

    My guess is the vehicle in question was something like the one in the linked video....New fangled APC to protect troops from I.E.D.'s

    http://wn.com/MRAP_Training

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    The MRAP you see sitting behind the PFC is called a MaxPro. Its built on a International dump truck frame with a V-hull. Without getting into the physics behind it they are awesome trucks. My personal truck is an RG-31 which I personally feel is far superior when it comes to protection however the MaxPro is much faster at top end and during acceleration. The one interesting thing about the doors on the MaxPro is they are air assisted opening and closing. Assuming the system was fully charged, that door would not "slam" shut. They are extremely heavy and I am fairly certain that is why they made them air assisted... wish my truck had that.

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    A coworker recently bought a 700P at my suggestion. He liked the rifle, but wanted an adjustable cheek piece. I suggested a Karsten rest. I showed him a picture of the rest on a HS Precision stock and he agreed it looked as though it had been designed at the factory. I showed him the reviews on both the cheek rest and Karstens customer service. He was sold and decided to place an order for the “Câ€
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    Guys I feel my question may seem to be read as disrespectful in some way. Couldn't be further from it. From another post in "What do you do" you will see I work in the heavy vehicle industry and as a user of HGV and heavy plant e.g. excavators and loading shovels (some of which are ex military) the question was born from my mechanical interest and not from questioning the integrity of Mr Karsten.
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    Mrap doors

    Quote Originally Posted by hammie
    Quote Originally Posted by mr-lama
    So all that happened was it being pinched between a several ton truck and a 800lb door?

    You guys really should look into using better quality materials. :P
    If the door weighed 800lb then surely the vehicle must weigh more than several ton ? What vehicle has a door weighing 800lb.
    I was an MRAP driver over in Iraq we had the Mrap's with the special EFP armor on the sides as well. Those things actually had automatic hydrolic doors because they're so heavy. Great trucks, freakin huge and tricky to drive b/c we were going down these canal roads (I wish I had pics). Well just think of a road that's ment for a small pick up truck but you're driving a big ol dump truck down there yikes :shock: so yea the trucks that are big enough to have 800+ lb doors that would be Mrap and the different varients
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