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Stripped EGW picatinny base screw. Help!

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: Stripped EGW picatinny base screw. Help!

Guys, maybe I just got a few bad ones. I hope that is the case, but you might try placing a good straight edge on top the rail next time you have the scope off one or after you tighten a new one to the receiver. You could be loosing or gaining moa or worse applying uneven stress to the scope tube and not know it. If they are flat and true I am happy for you. But I was just trying to relay my experiences and save a few headaches I have dealt with.

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:37 AM
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Re: Stripped EGW picatinny base screw. Help!

Thanks for the info., gentlemen. I called EGW and they're sending me replacement screws that are supposedly harder.

I bought a small Irwin easy-out bit device and I'll use that to take out the stripped screw and will remove the rest of them after I put a straight edge on it to verify no stress. If I see anything out of line I'll take it off and send it back. Will let you know what happens.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:27 AM
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Re: Stripped EGW picatinny base screw. Help!

I will never buy another EGW base because of exactly what Broz describes.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Stripped EGW picatinny base screw. Help!

I know this is 2+ year old post but someone else might benefit and prevent the same mistake I did.

I stripped a head of the screw off an EGW rail but it was my fault (over-torqued it). It was previously torque correctly but was working on other projects with higher torque setting and accidentally re-torque them :(.

Anyways, this tool worked like a champ and is worth the $20 (got mine at Home Depot) to keep in your DIY gunsmithing tool chest.



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