Unable to remove stock. Any ideas?

tylerbailey1

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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!
 

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.:)
 

FEENIX

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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!
 

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..
 

FEENIX

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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
 

acloco

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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.
 

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