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Old 01-26-2008, 04:03 PM
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Scope mount problem

I've got a new rifle built off the Lawton 7000 action. It requires 2 front Rem 700 scope bases. However, the receiver is drilled and tapped for 8-40 screws. Lawton sent me a set of 8-40 screws but they have a large taperd head that is probably for their 20moa base. The head of these screws will not fit in the head recess of the Burris bases.

Does anyone know where I can get a set of 8-40 screws that will fit?

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Old 01-26-2008, 07:40 PM
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You will either have to turn those down or ream out the scope base with a counter sink. Brownell's has the coutersinks for the 8-40.

Once upon a time their was gun that redrilled and tapped his action for 8-40 screws and diden't relize that he would have to enlarge the base holes so , he wrapped a thin piece of tape around the screw threads and put it in his corless drill leaving the head exposed , this bright youg lad then used a small file and with the drill running he filed down the screw heads taking care to stop every so often and measure them so he diden't go to far (ony after messing one up)
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:49 PM
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Seems like Lawton should have figured this out by now. How is the average guy going to deal with this nonesense? It would have been a lot easier if they left the holes @ 6-48.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:43 PM
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You can buy 8x40 socket head screws from most hardware stores
that should work, and just cut to length.

Stay with the 8x40 screws they are better !

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Old 01-27-2008, 09:13 AM
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V H

You can buy 8x40 socket head screws from most hardware stores
that should work, and just cut to length.

Stay with the 8x40 screws they are better !

Good luck
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I tried the ACE hardware store and Home Depot. Together they have millions of screws. No 8-40's with any kind of head. All 8-32. I'll keep looking around.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:24 AM
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I have seen this opinion before, regarding the 8-40 screws. However, the Lawton action comes pre-drilled and tapped for the 8-40's so I need to work with the holes that are already there.
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