I love the hex head barrel screw(and hex sight screws) and I just acquired a 1985 model with the slot heads. My question: can I update to the newer hex heads or am I stuck with the old style? Thanks for any help. Regards
Hi, I was just wondering why anyone would prefer the hex over the slotted screws. I have the hex sight base screws but I would prefer the slotted variety as I wouldnt have to worry about rounding off the hex. I just presumed all the sight base screws were hex. Good news for me i guess.
Good point greenzx9r, as the slots have served well for years as long as the proper screwdriver is used and kept maintained. In my case over the years I have found that most quality scope rings(Badger)and action screws/bolts went to hex. I believe that if you know if your hex is inch or metric and you have a collection of good brand wrenches they are superior as long as the hex is clean/degreased. I use a torque wrench to achieve the same tightness every time.
Thanks for the response rusty22! Your advice has always been helpful,including with my Trailside. Regards
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