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I'm so mad at myself

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tnieto2004, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    I bought some high rings for the scope on my flat top.. I was putting the rings on the flatop and right when I made the final tighten with the good for nothing allen wrench it came with, I felt the wrench slip.. The stupid screw head is stripped.. My fault.. I guess the good news is that it is nice and tight .. Bad news is that when I want to take the rings off I will have to drill through the screw head ..
     
  2. iiibdsiil

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    You probably won't have to drill it. A good amount of force and a couple different allen wrenches will probably git'r done.
     
  3. jpwilly

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    Get an easy out at the hardware store. Peice of cake!
     
  4. tnieto2004

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    Should I try to get it out now?? I mean it is in there tight and I don't need it off now.. should I just keep it on there and wait till I need it off?
     
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    I would leave it for now...isn't going anywhere and it's doing what it should.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Yep, when the time comes. Sears sells em as well.

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  7. Franco2shoot

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    +2 on the easy out... I have em hanging on the wall, there are different sizes, but they work so well, treat yourself as a stocking stuffer item so that when the day comes its just like looking for the perfect screwdriver.
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  8. Noban

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    Easy outs are the way to go. Just last week I needed to get a stripped screw out of a weaver mount on my Remington 742. Drilled the center out of the screw, applied the little reverse auger and the screw backed right out. Done in less than 20 minutes.

    I wouldn't mess with it until you need to remove it.
     
  9. Reyn

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    I know this sounds dumb but it would still bother the crap out of me knowing it was like that. I would go ahead and fix it.
     
  10. MassMark

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    Yup - me too....As much as it feels tight, unless you LocTited it, it'll back out eventually and loosen up. I'd get it over with. I'd also buy yourself a set of LaRue throwlevers - then there's no more worries mate...
     
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    If it was only the hex head that stripped as you were tightening, you should still be able to back it out and then get another hex screw.
     
  12. frogomatic

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    a small extractor tool will quickly and easily remove your screw.
     
  13. JesseL

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    Sometimes with stripped out hex heads you can get them out by finding a torx screwdriver bit that's slightly oversized, gently tapping it into the hex head with a hammer, and unscrewing.
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  14. lencac

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    I hate when that happens :cuss: My suggestion is to just take a deep breath and send the mean ole flat top to me and then it won't ruin your fung shui :evil:
     
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    JesseL is right.

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    Yep, Torx screwdriver is the best solution:cool:
     
  17. Historian

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    I recently had the same problem in reverse. I was backing out a set of screws from the rings of an old scope that I was going to remount on another rifle. Ran to Home Depot and picked up a set of torx heads (see JesseL's post above). After I found the correct size it worked like a charm.

    Historian

    "Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it."
     
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