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Unread 12-13-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

Use a "Screw Out" tool bit in preferably a cordless drill set on the highest possible torque and in reverse at a slow speed. tell me the screw size and I tell you the remover-(screw out) size..
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 09:46 PM
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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    Sorry, I should have also included this link, it has various methods.

    How to Remove a Stripped Screw - wikiHow
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 10:16 PM
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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    Thanks everyone.

    I do not have the easy outs, so I will likely try the first two methods.

    I imagine that I will get them out or at least get the scope mount off. Then deal with the crews.
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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    Let us know how you made out.
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    Unread 12-22-2009, 05:35 PM
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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    As a follow up, I finally got the time to take care of this.

    I used the advice given me primarily by JE Custom and it worked about as well s I could have hoped.

    Once I got the heads drilled off and the mount removed, I soaked the threaded portion still remaining in the action and was able to break them free pretty easily and remove them.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice and knowledge.

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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    Way to go, glad it worked out for you, now your set to go.
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    Unread 12-23-2009, 10:02 AM
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    Re: Stripped Scope Mount screws

    Here's what I've done in the past.

    Can of Kroil and a hot air gun. cook it still it's billowing white smoke and stinking up your shop really good. then use a torx bit and (bit only, not a screw driver) give it a couple good firm whacks with a ball peen so that the tip of the bit really bites down good at the base of the screw head. Keep pressure on it and attempt to slowly turn it out.

    Sometimes you get just enough purchase to back the screw out of the hole. Doesn't always work, but I've had pretty good luck with it.

    If that fails turning the head into a slot with a dremel is usually my next step but more than likely it'll sacrifice the scope base in the process.

    Good luck.

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