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Think ....lead.... would compress under a scope mount?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Topgun, Nov 29, 2004.

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  1. Topgun

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    In my crusade to try to use my old B&L scope on the savage, I find that a piece of lead strip (like for bullet casting) is ....just .....the right thickness for a shim under the mount.
    I don't ....think.....the mount screws could compress a piece of lead over half an inch wide and .20 thick. And I....doubt.... I will ever shoot enough to get the receiver to 627.5 degrees.
    Whaddya think? A lead shim?

    .223 in 10 lb rifle so not much recoil to batter it.

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  2. Double Naught Spy

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    It is hard cast lead or softer lead?

    It is possible for the mount screws to cause some compression depending on how how much they are tightened. Will this affect the scope's sight? Maybe. Lead is not an ideal shim.
     
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    I think it would creep and your screws would keep getting loose. The pressure between the parts is pretty high when you torque down the screws.

    Maybe brass? That's still soft enough it wouldn't trash the receiver or mount.
     
  4. Topgun

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    Yeah, it's dead soft Crayola type lead.

    I guess I'm gonna buy a new scope.

    ARRRRRGHHHH......another gun cheapskate bites the dust.
     
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    The Pan-AM building [now Metro-Life] built over the Grand Central Staion in NYC is built on lead pads. This is because lead has good vibration damping properties.They haven't squeeshed out yet after ~40 years !!!Use lead if you like or brass or aluminum.
     
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    Lead will be a problem, get some steel shim stock.
     
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