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Old 02-04-2020, 02:32 PM
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So I bought a new savage trophy hunter XP with a nikon scope attached. I bought a new base from Weaver and some new scope rings. I removed the scope and was taking off the Allen screws to remove the original base and one of the screws was pre stripped. How can I get that out? Am I just sht outta luck?
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Old 02-04-2020, 02:55 PM
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A gun smith could drill out that screw tap new threads in the receiver not a big deal just a pain .
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:07 PM
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Take a dermal tool with the little cutting disk. Cut a slot to get a flat head screw driver on it. Use head before you try to unscrew so you donít break it off in the receiver.


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Old 02-04-2020, 03:14 PM
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Take a dermal tool with the little cutting disk. Cut a slot to get a flat head screw driver on it. Use head before you try to unscrew so you donít break it off in the receiver.


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That should be heat. Like from a soldering iron. NOT blow torch. Cutting a slot should work. If you have some Kroil you could put some on the screw and let it set a couple days also befor adding heat. Just go slow and good luck.
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:56 PM
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Since they are internal hex, they are quite easy to drill out. Usually once you thin out the tubular stub enough, it becomes easy to remove with just a drill bit. Having small size broken screw extractors helps too.

For heat, pencil torch works wonders, but if the factory used Locktite it may not work.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:01 PM
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As others have stated drilling will work . The use of a left hand drill will help it usually bites and threads out the screw . If all else fails , before bugering the threads a machine shop with an EDM can burn it out without harming the threads . WR
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:07 PM
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After Kroil and heat, try tapping in the closest next size larger Torx into the hex socket. Go slowly and it just might come out.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:52 PM
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Heat, Torx bit and a hammer

I have found the heat, hammer in a Torx bit works well for stripped Allen heads.
Kids Mountain bike and my firearms have tested this.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:26 PM
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Get a set of small EZ outs. Or since it cam stripped call Savage.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:33 PM
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Another vote for some judicious heat and rap in a Torx bit
This to be tried before anything more serious, like drilling/dremeling; you can always escalate the procedure if the Torx bit doesnt do it.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:17 PM
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If its new, get a ra and send it in
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:11 AM
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I didn't think about a Torx bit even though I have done that on my truck. Great suggestion.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:58 PM
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Greatly appreciate all the advice. I'm gonna give it a shot in the next couple days. Saw where someone used some jb weld on a flathead screwdriver after tapping it in and let it sit for 24 hrs to let the jb set up and it got it out. After that I'll probably take it somewhere to get it taken care of. I dont want to screw it up trying it myself.
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Old 02-05-2020, 09:29 PM
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All the little sharp edges on a Torx bit lock it in and give it far more grab than an Allen wrench or Phillips/JIS type without 'torquing out'. And the Torx drives into those soft Allen head screws nicely. The rapping in probably helps loosen the screws too.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:48 PM
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Have you had any luck getting the buggered screw out?
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