Inexpensive cheek pad with Velcro SOCCENT patch attached.
The accuracy of the rifle is quite pleasing as the five shot group below illustrated. This group was fired prone supported at 300 yards using a 150 gr FMJ simulating a service or "ball" load.
300 yard group.
This rifle is now "good to go" for local competition and could be used for hunting or any other precision rifle needs out to a reasonable range of 600 yards. I thing the 60 year old scope would be a handicap beyond that range. This is also the case with the WW II era scopes; the optics are good but not great for the longer ranges.
The complete build.