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Old 09-02-2009, 09:14 PM
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Shortening scope base screw

The screws are just long enough to make the bolt more difficult to open.
I am trying to figure out how to shorten the screws that fit the scope bases on the gun and have the ability to take them off anyone ever done this? I'm using Leupold bases on a Weatherby Mark V.
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Re: Shortening scope base screw

Bench grinder if you have one, just grind them flat, no need to bevel the tip they will start fine.
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Re: Shortening scope base screw

Lacking a grinder, you can also clamp the head in a vise and use a file.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: Shortening scope base screw

Thanks, I think I'm going to try a saw and then file it down.
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Re: Shortening scope base screw

If you don't have a bench grinder, hold them in a vise or a pair of vise-grip pliers and use a dremel with a cut-off wheel.
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Re: Shortening scope base screw

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If you don't have a bench grinder, hold them in a vise or a pair of vise-grip pliers and use a dremel with a cut-off wheel.
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A good dremel tool with cut off wheels and sandpaper drums is one of the most useful tools I have.
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