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Old December 6, 2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Stripped scope ring

Went to replace the cheapy rings that came with my scope and one of the screws for attaching to the base is stripped. Any suggestions for how to get it off?
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Old December 6, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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You can drill it out with a drill bit the size of the head
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Old December 6, 2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Didn't have a drill but the cheap aluminum was no match for a dremel cutoff wheel. Mods you may close this thread.
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Old December 6, 2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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That was risky I did that one time an nicked the scope. Good thing my new rings covered it
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Old December 6, 2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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I had the scope out of the rings, just had to get the rest of the ring off the base, fortunately I managed to do it without even leaving a mark on the base.
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Old December 7, 2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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If you are drilling out a stripped headed screw a drill bit with left handed threads works great. Often the bit will hang up and back the screw right out. If you drill a small pilot hole dead center and then follow with a larger bit this is the most likely outcome. Left handed twist bits are available from good hardware stores.
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