I purchased a Kalix Teknik CR-1 Cheek riser for my Tikka T3X Lite and it arrived today. Was pretty excited to install so I removed the recoil pad for the install and found that the T3X has a foam filled stock with kind of a plactic grate/fame (that the recoil pad connects to) between the foam and the recoil pad. I believe I can still do the install if I new how to remove that plastic piece and the foam. Concerned that I will break the plastic if I don't do it correctly. Any advice?
Hi Laker You might have a tricky problem Installing the Kalix cheek rest in new T3X lites. I don't have personal experience with the problem of removing the recoil pad mounting plate/grate. I believe the length of pull is adjusted by inserting spacers between that plate and the recoil pad which makes it likely that the plastic grate or mounting plate is glued into the stock by the foam in the normally hollow portion of the stock. Can you see any clips or tabs that secure the mounting plate? It seems likely that you should be able to remove enough of the stabilizing foam to fit the Kalix insert into the stock, but if it requires breaking the connection between the stock and mounting plate you would need to find a way to re-glue the mounting plate after you remove enough foam to install the cheek rest. I would check the location of the cheek rest before you remove the mounting plate/grate since the template is probably not for The filled stocks and may locate the cheek rest holes too close to the receiver which might interfere with removing the bolt. I would guess that the template should be placed to line up with the edge of the mounting plate that touches the recoil pad. In other words if you proceed with this installation, place the template before you remove the recoil pad mounting plate.
this might be considered an “advanced” project and will almost certainly void the stock’s warranty but good luck! Kalix Teknik seems to have a good website so hopefully their customer service can help you with this application. Good luck!
I wish you luck on this installation, the product looks very useful.
Thanks for the reply. I agree with all of Your comments. From the little information I have been able to gather since creating this post there is a way to remove the grate and foam however still can’t find any formal documentation or pics of how to do it. I have reached out to both tikka and Kalix Teknik for more info. In the meantime I welcome more comments if anyone else has done this in the past.