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Formula for taking torx screws out of scope bases. Busted 2 torx screw drivers already. I didn't even put that blue stuff on that's the tightener stuff. Soaked em good 4 a couple hrs with wd-40 and that's when the other torx screwdriver bit the dust. Any info is deeply appreciated.

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had the same problem, yesterday I ended up drilling them out!Now the problem is what mounts to use! Those were Sako opti locks and the scope was still moving. 338 Lapua. Had leupolds on before that, then last year the scope came completely off and hit me in the eye
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Drill the heads off and they will come right out.
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Yeah these were Rugers babys. Snapped 2 more heads.Ruger didn't tap into their base its a weird system they have.If I screw the threads by drilling them out I got to have the whole thing tapped and drilled for bases and rings. Never seen anything like this 4 screws are out the others aren't budging.

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might work for ya

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Buy Millett rings and you will get quality...Most manufacturers are making junk rings now..
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Apply some heat. Keep a lot of pressure down on the screw while turning. Don't let the bit climb up. You can try a set of locking pliers on the handle for extra mechanical advantage.
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Another thing you can try. Put some pressure on the driver then tap(hammer?) on the end of the handle at the same time. It helps to relax the preload(stretch)on the screw shank(s)

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drilled mine so far then tried to pry them up with small screw driver, drilled some more little at time till the head popped off. screws then backed out with fingers
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drilled mine so far then tried to pry them up with small screw driver, drilled some more little at time till the head popped off. screws then backed out with fingers
Yes this is exactly true. I owned an international technical training company and one of the courses offered was a basic maintenance repair course, taught customers all over the world that never used tools before, involved using normal precision measurement tools and basic repair techniques. The reason the screw is tight is from friction under the edge of the head and tension on the threads. When you drill the head off all the tension is released and it will be the same tightness that you felt when you turned it in, probably could do it with your fingers.

Measure the diameter of the threads and choose a drill size slightly larger than the threads so the head gets cut off when you hit the bottom of the head, you don't want to drill down into the screw. When you drill down thru the head it will self center and because the drill is larger than the threads the moment you clear the bottom of the head the head will spin off and be stuck on the end of the drill bit. The scope base will now just lift right off and the stubs of the screws will be sticking up by whatever thickness the base is with no tension on the screw threads. Since you didn't use threadlocker or cross thread them they will screw out easily. You'll find this will be about as simple as it gets, about 5 seconds of drilling and just remove what remains.

This is an excerpt out of the training handbook, not really necessary to use a pilot drill as the larger bit will self center in the torx hole. I've never had this fail.


Some other techniques from the handbook but above is the most appropriate for this.




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