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Old 08-22-2007, 11:14 PM
Big joe Big joe is offline
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Please Help A Dingbat!!!

I got carried away and stripped the reciever holes while mounting my scope base. ARGH! I have never done this before... Before I call a gunsmith can some one tell me what to expect in the way of cost ect...

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:37 AM
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sometimes you can re-thread with a tap and Brownells has oversize 6-48 screws you can buy. Also you could redrill the holes with a drill and re-tap to 8-40 screws. Midway has 6-48 and 8-40 drill bits and taps.

Now down to the nitty gritty, if you don't have a drill press or a steady hand I highly suggest you call a smith.

Some smiths in this area charge $20 a hole to to redrill and tap. Frankly if you don't have the proper tools and knowledge the price is worth it. Sometimes they will re-mount the scope and boresight it also.

Good luck, Bill
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:14 PM
Dan in the Delta Dan in the Delta is offline
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I have a Win. Model 70 that had worn out receiver threads. So I bought the oversize 6-48 screws and tap from Brownells and fixed it. However I should also mention that the oversize screws were just barely too big to go through the holes in the base of the scope mounts, so I had to drill them out slightly bigger. No big deal though, and I've had no problems whatsoever. So that's one solution or just go with the bigger 8-40 screws like Bill suggested. 'Course if you go with 8-40 screws I'm pretty sure you'll need new bases designed to work with these larger screws.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:43 AM
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Please Help A Dingbat!!!
Don't be so hard on yourself, Ive striped threads, and broke the head of a lot of danged screws for mounts........I've tried a few tricks, some worked some cost me.

Don't beat yourself, you wife should have that covered.........
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