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Old 10-26-2013, 07:17 PM
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Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

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!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

An easy out from your local auto parts store will remove it, some times you can get a torx bit that is just slightly larger and tap it in with a hammer carefully to get a bite on a striped allen bolt/screw...
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:33 PM
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

Thanks HighCountryMulies. Not sure what an easy out is but I guess I'll find out tomorrow!
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

A tapered end Irwin Spline Drive LH removal tool is best. Tap it in for a bite and crank it out.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:17 AM
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

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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.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:45 AM
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

Ok good stuff thanks guys!!!!
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:09 AM
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Re: Savage 11 LRH front action screw stripped

Since you have a deer season coming up you might just consider leaving things as they are until later. You don't need to take the action out of the stock to clean it. Each time you remove the stock you will probably have to re-zero your rifle. Just sayin!
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