When I reviewed the Bradley Cheek Rest, I liked it. It was a simple and effective solution for my one major complaint about modern rifle design, and it performed its job well. The only thing missing was the ability to adjust the height of the cheek piece, since the rest was fixed in place. Now, Bradley has come out with a new cheek rest that can be adjusted to the user’s preference.
The cheek rest is, in almost every way, identical to the old one. It’s made out of the same material, uses the same solid mounting system, and feels exactly as solid as the old mount. The difference is in the cheek piece.
With the old cheek rest, there was no way to adjust it. The thing came set from the factory to a given height and that was it. But with this one, four screws hold the cheek rest in place and can be adjusted to the user’s preference. There are four adjustment positions on each edge, and the cheek rest can be moved around in a number of ways. One side taller than the other? Sloping forward? However you like your cheek rest, you can do it.
The cheek rest works, and it works well. It feels great to use, it’s easy to install, and adjusts in a couple minutes with a standard screwdriver. The only issue: the price. The cheek rest runs about $112.89 as you see it here, which is somewhat expensive. But in my opinion, it’s worth the price.
Ratings (out of five stars):
Ease of Use * * * * *
The velcro straps make putting the cheek rest on the gun an absolute breeze. And adjusting the thing is a snap.
Utility * * * * *
Um, yeah. Just about perfect.
Overall * * * * 1/2
A touch high in terms of price, but I’m actively looking for faults. Moral of the story: this is now a permanent fixture on my rifle.