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Old 11-17-2011, 03:38 PM
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Don't you need to remove the barrel to drill and tap the receiver to convert to the larger screws? If not, doesn't the barrel shank get in the way of the front screw.
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Don't you need to remove the barrel to drill and tap the receiver to convert to the larger screws? If not, doesn't the barrel shank get in the way of the front screw.
no just run an 8-32 tap in there and it brings it up to size, its not that much over size.
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no just run an 8-32 tap in there and it brings it up to size, its not that much over size.
Still, isn't the barrel shank under the front screw?
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Don't you need to remove the barrel to drill and tap the receiver to convert to the larger screws? If not, doesn't the barrel shank get in the way of the front screw.
The front hole is a blind hole with the barrel threads at bottom. A little care needs to be taken but I do it with a couple of different bottoming taps. Unless I am doing a rebarrel then I do it while the barrel is off.

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The New Shop's 1st thread. 8-40 base holes - Sniper's Hide Forums

^^ here is a link to how Chad Dixon does it, in his CNC mill of course. I watched him do to my 338RUM in all of 15mins IIRC. Nope, didn't have to take the barrel off.
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Where did anyone state they have said "hard recoiling magnum"??
I did. I can't see much value in the "upgrade" for anything else.

I have however seen magnums sheer off screws and shatter reticles.

I have a couple of scopes that weigh in around 2lbs, including the one on my 300 RUM.

The Larger screws and a base with a recoil lug make sense to me on such a rig, or one in an even larger heavier recoiling caliber.
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Holy Cow, almost missed out. Smokin deal!! Can't believe the rest of this thread, talk about swirling the toilet
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