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Old March 20, 2020, 04:35 PM   #1
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Savage model 340 help

"WE" have an older savage model 340 in .222 that my father in law handed down to my wife several years ago. I handload for the rifle and have never been able to get it to shoot very well. I decided to get it out to this week to check the torque on all of the action screws and scope screws. I learned that the screw behind the trigger guard has been broken. This screw apparently goes directly into the wood of the stock. The screw looks like a plain old wood screw and it has broken off short of the point of being able to get enough bite into the stock to actually do any good.

What should I do to remedy this? My first thought it to maybe get a little bigger and longer screw to attempt to get some bite. IDK if this is a good idea or not. Help needed and appreciated.
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Old March 20, 2020, 11:30 PM   #2
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It's just there to hold the trigger guard in place, just get a longer screw.
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Old March 21, 2020, 04:08 AM   #3
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drill the hole and glue a dowel in it.
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Old March 21, 2020, 08:47 AM   #4
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Part of the screw still in the stock? Broken screw remover.
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