Any suggestions for an A2 buttstock covering?
I'd like to know if any of you HighPower shooters have suggestions for some sort of covering for an A2 buttstock?
I don't need to raise my cheek weld, in fact the thinner the better. I'm really looking for some sort of softer, yet higher friction texture covering that I can slip on my buttstock. I'd like to do something the oil and sweat from my face creating a slippery surface on my stock. This is especially troublesome when I'm shooting prone.
I realize I can simply cover my stock with padded tape, moleskin, camo wrap, etc, but before I do, I'd like to know if there are any other solutions out there. Perhaps some sort of custom nylon or elastic band or sleeve that I can slip on and off the buttstock so it can be washed regularly?
Any input would be appreciated.
Hi, not too sure if you are going to be shooting in actual competition, but attaching any of that to the rifle/buttstock would be an "external modification" I would think as far as service rifle rules go. You can do what I do, though, and that is have a small hand towel handy at all times and wipe your stock and/or face as needed. Good luck!
No competitions for me, but I do spend a lot of time behind an A2 buttstock. I just figured this group would have some better insight than the tactical crowd.
My wife's rifle has a sticky foam pad on the stock for that purpose, she is shooting in the Match rifle category. I think she bought it at a craft shop. Plain black foam that sticks on like a sticker, it comes in 1 square foot sheets. trim to fit.
Moleskin. The stuff you put on your feet comes in large rolls. I have a couple of bolt gun cheek pieces covered in it.
Thanks guys. I'll investigate my peel-and-stick options next.
Check out this option from Midway: