Bradley Adjustable Cheek Rest, c Nick Leghorn

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.

Bradley Adjustable Cheek Rest, c Nick Leghorn

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.

Specifications:

Price: $112.89

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.

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26 Responses to Gear Review: Bradley Adjustable Cheek Rest

    • Let me turn that around: If you like virtually everything about your current rifle and it’s a shooter, why spend the extra money to get a full chassis? Get this and fix the only thing you don’t like.

      Also, since this just straps on, you can move it between rifles if you choose.

      • That’s my thought. I don’t understand when it stopped being called a stock and started being called a chassis, though.

        Nick, the picture looks like these are made of two pieces of folded kydex with some hardware and velcro. Is that the case?

        • @ Marky
          Yet another entry from the O.A.F. dictionary. Can’t you hear someone in MOLLE gear saying something about the chassis on his weapon system?

          If $1G is the mark, are there other graduations? Where does the burled English Walnut stock on a $100G H&H shotgun fit on the scale?

        • @Guy:

          1k-5k: Chassis
          6k-10k: Tactical System Assembly
          10-20K: Weapons System
          20-30K: Ye Old Lord of Stockington
          30-60K: Inheritance stick
          60-80k: HomeInvasion Motive Pole
          80-120K: Brazillian Ransom Note Holder

    • Heck, one piece of kydex folded into the cheekrest part, a cordless drill, and four self-tapping screws – done! Forget all the straps and buckles.

        • Did you end up using this cheek rest? How do you like it? Does that cheek rest work well for your Savage factory stock? I have the Savage 111 with its factory stock and I’ve been looking all over for a solid cheek rest that isn’t cheaply made and doesnt fall apart. Is this worth it?

  1. I have the Bradley non-adjustable cheek rest, and I really like it.

    I may have to look into this adjustable model.

  2. It seems like a really simple, effective solution for a common problem. I like simple. I’m having a tough time seeing $100+ there, however.

    • Yeah, 100+ bucks for something that can be improvised with duct tape and sone padding material seems a bit excessive. Especially for those of us hunting with 300-400 dollar rifles. I’d rather put that extra money into good glass.

  3. Looks cool, especially for people who can’t get or afford a full custom stock or don’t want to alter a family heirloom

  4. I own the carbon fiber version of the Bradley adjustable cheek-rest, and it is awesome for getting a cheek weld on my M1A with a scope. I would very highly recommend it to anyone.

    Side note, the owner of Bradley even sent a little hand-written note with mine, thanking me for trying his product. That’s a really nice touch.

      • I see your point, but the logical conclusion of that type of reasoning is some super hardcore shooter with a $10,000 dollar platform……who lives out of a cardboard box.

        I think $60 for the base model, and 80 for the adjustable would have been more reasonable, but only the maker knows his logistics.

  5. I’ll be getting one soon. I have a CZ 550 Varmint Kevlar in 308. It has an HS Precision sotck, and I mounted a Nikon Tactical scope to it with the picatinny rail from CZ (only one available) and Warne QR rings. The stock options available to me are the sniper stock from CZ, at $565 and an A3 or 5 from McMillan for a small fortune. I don’t like the CZ sniper stock and it lacks the aluminum bed. I’m not up for sending my ridle off to McMillan and spending $700 plus.

    I tried the Triad stock pack, but it was a little too long because of the long 550 bolt throw. It now resides on my CZ 527 with HS precision stock. I am not duct taping or drilling the thing, so $112.00 seems very reasonable.

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