rem thread for base?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by KIWI AL, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. KIWI AL

    KIWI AL Active Member

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    i have had a custom made up on a 700 stainless and have found the threads that attach the base are poorly done from the factory and need a clean up.
    what is the factory thread? as im planning on buying a tapp and cleaning them out myself.
    cheers
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Standard thread for scope mounts on most factory rifles is #6-48. Most custom actions or commerical actions that are used for a custom build are up-graded to #8-40.
     
  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    you can also go with 10-32. Either way IMHO I wouldn't keep them the same size and just try to clean them up...may not be enough meat left in the threads. Just my 2 cents.