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    Rem 700 scope mount screws

    Could you please tell me the thread size of the four screws that hold down the scope mounts on a Rem 700.
    Kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Cosstick View Post
    Could you please tell me the thread size of the four screws that hold down the scope mounts on a Rem 700.
    Kim
    #6-48

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    Scope screws

    If you are trying to hold on a heavy scope or heavy recoil, most gunsmiths will re-tap to 8-40 and modify the base holes to fit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilGunsmith View Post
    If you are trying to hold on a heavy scope or heavy recoil, most gunsmiths will re-tap to 8-40 and modify the base holes to fit them.
    It is interesting that some feel that is required. I have never found the 6 x 48 to be lacking in strength and in 40 years have not seen a failure due to the 6 x 48 thread size.

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    Larger holes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Sorensen View Post
    It is interesting that some feel that is required. I have never found the 6 x 48 to be lacking in strength and in 40 years have not seen a failure due to the 6 x 48 thread size.
    Dennis,
    I've been curious about this myself. I notice many tactical/military applications require the larger size which is understandable but I've never heard of one failing in a hunting or shooting application. Maybe some just want the added strength and security that comes with larger holes.
    Chino69

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    I have the common internet pics of a few rifles that have blown up due to a bore obstruction and one thing that stood out was that most of the receivers split through the scope mount holes. I don't think I want bigger holes in the front ring.

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    Thanks Guys

    Kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by crb View Post
    I have the common internet pics of a few rifles that have blown up due to a bore obstruction and one thing that stood out was that most of the receivers split through the scope mount holes. I don't think I want bigger holes in the front ring.
    Now there is the best reason yet to leave the screw size alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chino69 View Post
    Dennis,
    I've been curious about this myself. I notice many tactical/military applications require the larger size which is understandable but I've never heard of one failing in a hunting or shooting application. Maybe some just want the added strength and security that comes with larger holes.
    Chino69
    I have seen Tango 51's with a huge aluminum base for attaching a night vision scope in front of the large Leupold scope... all hung with 4 6 x 48 screws... with a different screw at an angle in the base itself that is used to shoulder against the receiver ring as a stop after all the screws are good and tight...

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