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Old 10-16-2013, 08:45 AM
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longer screws needed for Sendero

I am in the process of installing Bedhead pillars and bedding a Sendero II. The front screw nearest the recoil lug is only threading-in one turn when the 30/1000ths pillar is in place...not much purchase. It seems unlikely to withstand any torque (the current OEM screw is 1.125 inches). Anyone know of a source for longer screws, say 1.25 inches or more?
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:42 PM
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Re: longer screws needed for Sendero

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:55 PM
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Re: longer screws needed for Sendero

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I am in the process of installing Bedhead pillars and bedding a Sendero II. The front screw nearest the recoil lug is only threading-in one turn when the 30/1000ths pillar is in place...not much purchase. It seems unlikely to withstand any torque (the current OEM screw is 1.125 inches). Anyone know of a source for longer screws, say 1.25 inches or more?

I use 1/4x28 ss socket head screws beveled to fit the floor metal. they can be purchased at most hardware stores.

Thread engagement should be between 4 and 5 threads.

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:56 PM
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Re: longer screws needed for Sendero

Thanks Brother, the "fix" works like a charm. I had a thought that the factory screws are just too damn short, pillars or not. So I pulled apart an old safe queen post-64 M70 Win .270 and those action screws have less than 2 threads of engagement. yikes. I will start pulling all my irons apart and checking them. What are the manufacturers thinking (and why didn't I think of this and inspect sooner)? Thanks again for the guidance. It is appreciated when a pro takes time to school a old soldier shooter but newbie "gun-putterer."

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