T3/T3X Lite Kalix Teknik CR-1 Riser Install Steps
Finished the install of a Kalix Teknik CR-1 Riser a few days ago. The biggest problem I had with this was once I removed the recoil pad I found a few things that I wasn't expecting and were not explained in the install manual from the manufacturer. Did a bit of digging, learned a few things and wanted to share in hopes that this install is smooth for others. Basically there is a grill behind the recoil pad and behind that is a the foam insert in the stock.
Here are the basic steps for those looking to do the same job (pics are attached):
1. Remove recoil pad using a philips head screw driver. There are tow screws that are recessed into the recoil pad. Ensure that your screwdriver is seated well on the screw head to ensure you don't strip the screws on the way out. Note that the crew will feel tight the whole way out due to the friction of the rubber on the screwdriver shaft.
2. Remove the plastic grill. This grill will pop out without the use of any tools. It is a friction fit so just work it a little with your fingers and it will slide out.
Steps 3 and 4 are for the T3X
3. Use a long slim blade knife to cut around the adhesive on the foam insert. I used a filleting knife as the blade is long enough to reach to the end of the foam and flexible enough to follow the contours of the stock.
4. Once you have freed the foam from the adhesive crew a corkscrew into the foam pad and lightly pull out the pad. If there is resistance go back to step 3 and ensure all of the adhesive has been freed up/cut.
5. Apply the template for the holes to the stock and tape in position. Ensure you test fit the placement on the stock by checking your regular cheek placement prior to assuming the template positioning is correct. on my build i put the template roughly 1″ closer to the action than specified in the manufacturers directions as this was a better position for me and where my cheek weld is.
6. Use a small punch to mark your holes prior to drilling. If you do not do this the drill bit may ride the plastic before it penetrates and will make it tough to install.
7. At your discretion, start with smaller drill bits and step up to the final size. For this install I personally used a pilot bit and then stepped to the full size of the hole with no issues. Repeat this until all four holes have been drilled. IMPORTANT: This device is meant for right handed or left handed shooters. Ensure when you mount the template that you mark and drill the proper hole for the elevation screw based on your handedness.
8. Test fit the riser.
9. Carve out the foam insert to allow installation of the foam with the cheek riser.
10. Install foam and riser.
11. Instal grill and recoil pad.
12. Hit the range and enjoy that new riser.
All the pics of the various steps are attached. Hope this helps with anyone else installing one of these.
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