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#447590 - 10/14/07 04:46 PM HELP: Scope removal question
BigAl
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I've got a scope on a gun with Leupold mounts. The screws are on so tight its actually twisting the metal on the torx tool but will not break free. Any ideas?
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#447604 - 10/14/07 04:58 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: BigAl]
deerslayeror2
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put some heat to it
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#447606 - 10/14/07 04:58 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: BigAl]
LY
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I had one strip out on me two years ago. Gunsmith took care of it for me pretty cheap.
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#447626 - 10/14/07 05:08 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: LY]
paincave_2000
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Heat or maybe a good soaking with some penetrating oil.
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#447647 - 10/14/07 05:26 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: paincave_2000]
BigAl
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Heat as in a hair dryer?
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#447657 - 10/14/07 05:32 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: BigAl]
megalomaniac
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Drill the sucker out... get a bit small enough to fit into the torx head, drill down 3/16 inch or so into the body of the screw, then try the torx wrench again. That's what the gunsmith will do. Of course you'll need a new screw to remount.
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#448078 - 10/14/07 08:57 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: ]
bonekelektr
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If Lock-Tite was used the only way to break it down is with heat..as in Torch(mini pen torch or propane set low) or maybe a cigarette lighter
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#448197 - 10/14/07 09:52 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: bonekelektr]
BucknBass
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Bet they used red locktite. Blue is OK on mount screws, red is never a good idea as you can't remove the screw w/o heat. Not supposed to use any on ring screws. Previous owner evidently didn't know that...
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#448269 - 10/14/07 10:17 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: BucknBass]
.444 Marlin
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BFH.
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#448644 - 10/15/07 08:26 AM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: .444 Marlin]
BigAl
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I'm the one that mounted the scope and used the blue lock tite. I might not use that stuff again. I'll probably try the drill option, as so far I've tried 3 screws and none of them will budge.
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