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hello just want to know, whats the difference between 6-48 screws and 8-40 screws on scope bases? Thanks in advance.
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Strength...#8 are less likely to strip out when torqued to the same value.
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There is more surface area on the larger 8's therefore/theroretically more strength
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Billy and SVT are right.
 
These are the most common screws used from the manufacturer to hold your bases to the reciever.
 
6-48 and 8-40 are two completely different sizes.
 
6-48 is what is most commonly used by weapon manufacturers with factory tapp placement.
 
8-40 is a wider screw and will be stronger.
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