Unable to remove stock. Any ideas?

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  1. tylerbailey1

    tylerbailey1 Member

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    I have a Savage 12fv and I cannot remove the stock. The front screw is stuck. I have went through many allen wrenches, luckily the bolt doesn't strip out, my wrenches give way before the bolt head does. Any ideas how to get it out?
    And yes I'm turning it the right way, and yes I'm using the correct size tool.
    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Ludicrous

    Ludicrous Well-Known Member

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    Put some Kroil oil on it, let it sit overnight. Try a hammer impact tool with the correct bit.
     

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  4. extreme

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    hammer impact tool..if that does not work ,,drill the head off.
     
  5. royinidaho

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    If it rounds hex wrenches a drill bit most probably won't touch it.

    May have to grind it. Gotta be careful with grinding. Very careful!

    It only gets worse from there. Especially when you reach for the vise-grips.:)
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Try "Grabit Pro", I got mine at Home Depot for under $20 ... best screw removal tool for the money.

    Use the removal tip first before drilling, I didn't have to drill mine.

    Good luck!
     
  7. tylerbailey1

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    Thanks for your input! Sounds like I have a good excuse to get some new tools. Grinding and ruining my stock is my last option, good thing I am making a new one for it.
     
  8. extreme

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    There are drill bits made that will drill the head off ,,,,i,ve done just that and did not hurt the stock..
     
  9. tylerbailey1

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    did you have to put it in a drill press?
    I found an old bolt extractor kit that I forgot I had so I'm going to give that a try, then I'll resort to drilling it.
     
  10. extreme

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    Yes my drill press had a vise jig on the base so it held the rifle perfectly..
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Not all extractors are designed equal, I had some old extractors that ended throwing away because it made it worst ... no drill, press, or vise required ... $20 will spent
     
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    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Use a TORX bit, one size larger than the allen size.

    By using the TORX bit, this is the same philosophy as "flank drive" wrenches/sockets.
     
  13. tylerbailey1

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    Tried the torx and no luck. I think I'll go with the Grabit. My old set of extractors didn't have the right size so I'm still looking at drilling it one way or another.
     
  14. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Did you go UP one size?