Originally Posted by SavageScott
So I took my LRH apart to clean it, and the top of the front action screw completely stripped to the point that no allen wrench will fit it. It stripped right around 25 inch pounds. Two questions---
Any tips on getting it out?
Where can I get a new one? Brownells has one for a Savage 111 but not sure if they are all the same....
Thanks in advance!
I had the same thing happen with my Savage except that the bedding block binded the screw and it was very tight. Remington guard screws are also famous for Allen hole stripping. If it doesn't come out with the suggestions listed, which mine did not due to being tightly binded, the very BEST tool for this problem is an Alden Micro Grabit. Use size #4. Welcome to www.aldn.com
The shallow depth of the Allen hole in the guard screw makes it difficult with an easy out. The replacement guards screws are pretty standard except for the length. Just cut to the same as the original if it's too long.