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Can't get the screws out #7442477 02/23/19 07:55 PM
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Bought a Browning A bolt a few years back shoots great but I wanted to put a different scope on it tried backing screws out of the rings but they were so tight I was afraid I would snap screws into. Could they be locktighted and if so how do you remove ? I wanted to replace rings and bases because I bought a 50 mil objective but I don't want to break them off in bases(gun itself)

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442523 02/23/19 09:04 PM
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Heat

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442529 02/23/19 09:12 PM
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Like Falcon said, heat would break loose any locktite. Also could spray some good penetrating oil and let it sit a while.



Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442535 02/23/19 09:17 PM
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could try pb blaster.

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442537 02/23/19 09:22 PM
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Like they said heat will get out the screws if they locktite was used on them. I have never used locktite on screws that clamp them around the scope, Base screws yes but not up on the rings. I bought a used rifle that the clamp screws were in with locktite and wound up using a dremel to cut them and remoe the scope.I did not want to apply that much heat to a nice scope.


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Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442553 02/23/19 10:12 PM
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Loctite makes a removal solvent but it is about $30 for a 2 ounce bottle. It is X-NMS 768.
I agree heat will also break it loose just be really careful.

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442561 02/23/19 10:26 PM
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This gun looks and shoots so well I may just stick this scope on a Ruger 270 I have I sure don't want to wreck a good combo

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442600 02/23/19 11:42 PM
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Someone on the forum would probably be willing to help you.... where do you live?


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Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442703 02/24/19 01:55 AM
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I use locktite Blue and have no problem removing screws later. Blue is meant to be removable "require normal disassembly with standard hand tools". The problem is when people use locktite Red on gun parts that will later need to be taken apart. Red is meant to be permanent. But may be removed with heat if your lucky. "For disassembly, heat parts up to 482F (250C) and separate parts while hot."

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442709 02/24/19 01:58 AM
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Pulled old Bushnell off Ruger with what I thought was the same size objective but Leupold with 50 mil won't fit guess l need to call Ruger and see what it takes to mount this scope. Unless y'all have ran into the same problem in the past?

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Originally Posted by David7912
Pulled old Bushnell off Ruger with what I thought was the same size objective but Leupold with 50 mil won't fit guess l need to call Ruger and see what it takes to mount this scope. Unless y'all have ran into the same problem in the past?

buy taller rings

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Heat is the way to go. Use a pencil tip soldering iron against the screw head.

One like this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hiltex-4...1dd23-bab-1691d92452b8a0&athena=true


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Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442782 02/24/19 03:58 AM
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Don't heat it up to 480 degrees. That's for the High Temp I think. The regular red breaks loose at around 320 I think? If they are screwed into something aluminum then It might be seized and you will need a impact tool? Post a picture if you can.

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Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7442834 02/24/19 12:54 PM
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Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: David7912] #7443052 02/24/19 08:15 PM
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Yes I'm in process of mounting it on my Ruger M77 Mark I I just have to buy one higher mount thanks for all the pointers

Re: Can't get the screws out [Re: Old Rabbit] #7443109 02/24/19 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
Loctite makes a removal solvent but it is about $30 for a 2 ounce bottle. It is X-NMS 768.
I agree heat will also break it loose just be really careful.


Solvent is the correct answer.

If you have to go cheap and heat.... use a screwdriver that is a perfect fit, and disposable... set the screw driver in the screw, and apply the heat through the shaft of the screwdriver

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