8-40 Base Screws...Necessary?

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Have any of you found that the standard 6-48 screws in most commercial actions' scope mounting holes to be inadequate for holding the heavier scope/mount setups? I am considering upgrading on my Tomahawk before the scope is mounted. Here's the setup:
M700 SS LA
RDP custom 30MOA Base
Night Force Rings
Leupold 8.5-25x50 LR
I know it can't hurt to upgrade, but is it worth the effort and expense???
 

Dave King

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I've had both and can't find any difference. I've pretty hard on my rifles as folks that know me will tell you but I haven't broken and mount bases off the rifle using either #6 or #8 screws. I've NEVER heard of anyone breaking a scope base loose from the rifle either on hunting trips or during sniper stalks or field exercises.

But, I do like to have the #8's on my rifle, it makes me feel a little better knowing that it's a little tougher (in theory).

My vote is to get the work done and never look back.
 

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