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Old 04-10-2012, 07:39 PM
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stripped allen screw removal

Really bummed just got my rifle bedded and went to remove the bases to install a 20 MOA base and my new Vortek scope when the last screw stripped. Does anyone know how to remove an allen screw on a base that the wrench slips? Apparently I used too much blue loktite.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

I used JBweld the last time i did something liike this. Put a little on the wrench and let it set 24hrs. I also used heat to help get it started.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:52 PM
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

when yo say heat, do you mean heat gun heat or more?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:00 PM
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

I used a heat gun to help loosen the locktite. Hopefully some more ideas out there since I am sure I have not stripped my last screw
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

I had a set of bases that similarly seemed permanently destined to stay on the rifle for same reason. One of the smiths on here suggested I carefully drill the top off the hold down screws. Do not get too carried away with drill. Once the heads are off, and you remove the base, I used the needle nose vice grip pliers to turn the screws out. Heat gun to soften the locktight may be good just do not over heat the metal.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

Another process I used on other metals (not a weapon) is extractor bits. Again I did not try this on the bolt since it was before i found them.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:53 PM
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Re: stripped allen screw removal

Hold on now. Before you try anything drastic try this:
1- tighten down your other screws again to put down pressure on the base. This takes SOME pressure off of the one that's stripped.

2- use a soldering gun to heat a specific spot (the screw head for example) instead if a "torch" or soldering flame.

This should work.
IF it doesn't, repeat the steps but ADD the step with j.b. weld on an Allen wrench you intend to use only once.

If these both fail, TAKE IT TO A SMITH who has a drill press, & a way to clamp everything in level. If you try this step with a screw gun your playing Russian roulette, & eventually, when you do take it to your smith, after royally messing it up, he will be very unhappy with the pile of $#!? you lay on the counter to say the least.

These DIY methods are proven to work & save $. BUT to truly save $ stop BEFORE you mess it up. You'll be $ ahead by doing so.
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