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Old 01-29-2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: Scope base screw stuck

Crisis averted

Went home on my lunch break to try to decide what to do. This stuff eats away at me until it's fixed so I had to do something.

First thing, tried a pliers with a good set of teeth on it. Tried it, didn't think it was working.

Then I thought about slotting the top with a hack. That didn't seem like a great idea.

So I went back to the plier, put a death grip on it, turned it right out.

Threaded another screw in to make sure the threads were alright, and all is good.

gotta head to the hardware store tomorrow to try to find a new screw. Before I did all this, I checked the bolt, and it was free, so I took it out. Turns out the threads for the screw I was putting in are just super shallow.

Thanks for everybody's help. This is a great sight with a lot of people always willing to help. Thanks again.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: Scope base screw stuck

Can I just buy a mew screw at the hardware store or do I need something higher grade from the manufacturer?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: Scope base screw stuck

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Can I just buy a mew screw at the hardware store or do I need something higher grade from the manufacturer?
first of all the bolts and nuts most hardware stores carry are borderline junk. Some do carry Fastenall, but they are not all that good as well. Then there is the other problem. Your probably using a #6-48 or a #8-40, and they won't be selling them. Your better off calling the manufacturer of the base and buying a new set of screws (they'll probably just give them to you). Also while getting ready to reinstall the base, buy a small tube of Loctite 222 (sometimes it's called small thread locker) or purple. Blue is not what you want.
gary
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 PM
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Re: Scope base screw stuck

Thanks for the info. I called Talley and they are gonna send me some screws.
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