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.375 H&H...NEED TO RAISE THE COMB.

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    A friend of mine needs to raise the comb on his CZ .375, even though he is using the lowest Warne QR scope mounts available. Any ideas ?

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    Short of getting a new stock, I don't have a solution.

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    If the appearance of the gun is not an issue (which I am sure it is) I saw a gun in Rifleshooter magazine where a guy in Alaska used bondo to raise the comb, looked like hell though, but he said it worked and it was "custom fit". Used it for Brown Bear if I recall.

    Midway or Zanders use to sell a leather cheekpiece that went over the stock, it was padded, which I am sure was more to prevent the stock from popping your cheek, but it also raised your line of site (i.e. a padded raised comb). I bought a old Enfield that had one on it , they attach pretty easy.

    Saw a guy use one of those simple little elastic cartridge holder and he slipped a folded washcloth on the top of the stock to raise his line of site.

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    These will work on a stock without a cheekpiece, but I assume the CZ has one. Triple K Leather Cheek Pad, Stocks, Grips, & Accessories, Firearm Components, Shooting : Cabela's

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    Have your friend look at adding a adjustable comb to the stock...trap-shooters and rifle shooters have been using them for years and they can be adjusted very well.

    You indicated raising the comb and not adding material to the side of the rifle stock for proper fit. some of the others that were mentioned have been used well also...and not with the best of success.

    The bondo is a very good idea, and i have seen and shot stocks with this addition, however your stock looks like c---p and will need to be painted when completed. As a side the bondo is a rough finish material and like sand paper when shooting the rifle and it will cut or shaft your skin when shooting a few rounds through your rifle. been there done that...

    adding a slip cover to your stock while raising the comb also adds material to the side of the stock and you begin to start canting your head for alignment and this leads to other issues while shooting.

    of the above mentioned the adjustable comb on the stock is the most reasonable in cost.

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    A friend of mine needs to raise the comb on his CZ .375, even though he is using the lowest Warne QR scope mounts available. Any ideas ?
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    If at all handy with basic wood and tools, shave a flat spot on the top of the existing comb, drill a few holes down into the flat. Take a pc of the same type wood and fashion carefully a piece oversized to be added to the flat on the stock making sure the dowels or whatever is used for alignment match up. Make it too tall to start, then begin whittling it down until it suits the shooter. Plane and sand off all the excess wood, check for perfect fit on the flats and glue her down. Its not that hard to do if one has the time and patience. Of course there is always surgery!

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    Thanks Guys, appreciate the input. We are going to try and find one of the following before we do anything permanent. Like me, he doesn't want to touch his woodwork at all, if possible.

    Comb Raising Kits | Beartooth Products

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    That is a good slip. The only problem that arises is that when you add the spacers and go up they will tend to slip to one side or the other. and heat will speed the process along. The sticky backing will want to slide.

    here is a cheaper try: less that $5 USD

    material needed. most of these you should have around the house.

    one roll of clear packing tape. 1 pack of moleskin padded. 1 scissors. 1 ruler, 1 pen

    A pack of mole skin has 2 to 3 sheets.
    take one sheet of mole skin and cut into 1/3. that will give you 3 pieces and usually plenty.

    remove backing and place 1 strip on the comb and check your alignment. and add additional strips as needed.

    after you have found the right build up with strips for proper eye to scope alignment.
    take the clear packing tape and place 3 pieces on the mole skin.

    We will need 3 pieces of tape. One for the face side and one for the back side and one for the top. make sure that the edge of the tape is in the center line of top of the rifle stock front and back and then one to cover the two pieces.

    make sure you run the tape from the grip to the pad. there is a reason for this and if you do not do it you will figure it out quickly while shooting.

    Very inexpensive try.
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    DOCMAN, keep us posted on the outcome and how you go about it (for future iquiries)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    DOCMAN, keep us posted on the outcome and how you go about it (for future iquiries)
    Problem sorted out. We were able to find a nice 2nd hand 'American' style stock that will now replace the 'Lux' stock. Everything is good and my buddy is chuffed. Thanks to those who offered advice.

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