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#448780 - 10/15/07 09:32 AM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: BigAl]
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 668
Loc: Bartlett

Put some heat to it Al. Heat will cause the loc-tite to turn to liquid and you should be able to move it then. Cig lighter or a propane torch, just don't try to discolor the metal.
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#448982 - 10/15/07 11:29 AM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: Tnyoteboy]
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 1156
Loc: Westmoreland

I knew of one guy who used Gorilla Glue. What a mess.
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#449110 - 10/15/07 12:30 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: comprifleshooter]
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Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Easiest way is to drill it out.
Use a bit just a little bit bigger than the threaded portion of the screw.
When you drill down just far enough the head will pop off.
Then you can remove the rings then you will have a little bit of the screw sticking up to get ahold of with some pliers and get it out.
If that don't work, you will have to heat it up as has been said.
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#449213 - 10/15/07 01:39 PM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: RUGER]
Whelen Man
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8 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 2327
Loc: Athens, TN, USA

Sometimes screws like that will loosen up if you will use an appropriate sized torx head and tap it several times on the head before trying to loosen it up. It breaks the seal a little and many times only a few taps will make a world of difference. Then try the heat. It would be a whole lot cheaper to buy an appropriate torx head you can hammer on and if that don't work try a little heat also. You could try a flat ended punch of the correct size and go that route also. Some of the high carbon torx heads will shatter if you try this so buy a good one for loosening it up and a cheapie one for hammering on.
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#450790 - 10/16/07 05:22 AM Re: HELP: Scope removal question [Re: Whelen Man]
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1933
Loc: Cleveland,TN

Make sure that you have a clearance on both sides of the rings after they are tightened down. I have ran into a few that were metal to metal, that makes it hard to remove the rings. Drill it out, and take your time and do it right.

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