longer screws needed for Sendero

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by idefendem, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. idefendem

    idefendem Member

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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?
     
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    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. idefendem

    idefendem Member

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    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."

    Roger