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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper

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I am trying to take my old scope off but the moron that had the rifle before me must have use a permanent type of loctite or equivalent.  I can't budge the screws!  I am afraid if I continue I'll strip a screw.  Not sure if my local Smith would have any better luck.


Any suggestions to loosen the screws?  Heat application perhaps?  I am not concerned with damaging the scope or rings/mounts.  I just don't want to screw up the beautiful old school blue on the rifle.

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You can try appling heat with a soldering iron, other than that a good smith can drill them out. However I had that problem once and had not choice but to get it drilled, it was actually so bad that the holes needed to be retapped to 8-40, and it cost me close to 200$ so it should be your last resort.
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