Shortening scope base screw

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by HTG, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. HTG

    HTG Well-Known Member

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    The screws are just long enough to make the bolt more difficult to open.
    I am trying to figure out how to shorten the screws that fit the scope bases on the gun and have the ability to take them off anyone ever done this? I'm using Leupold bases on a Weatherby Mark V.
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Bench grinder if you have one, just grind them flat, no need to bevel the tip they will start fine.
     

  3. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Lacking a grinder, you can also clamp the head in a vise and use a file.
     
  4. HTG

    HTG Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I think I'm going to try a saw and then file it down.
     
  5. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have a bench grinder, hold them in a vise or a pair of vise-grip pliers and use a dremel with a cut-off wheel.
     
  6. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    A good dremel tool with cut off wheels and sandpaper drums is one of the most useful tools I have.