Removing a scope thatís been on a rifle for 20+ years
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    Removing a scope thatís been on a rifle for 20+ years

    I have a Remington 700 that needs to go back to Factory for trigger replacement recall. Before I can send it back I need to take off the scope. Itís been on there for 20+ years and the screws on the scope rings will not budge. Pretty sure when I bought it they mounted the scope on it for me using weaver rings and bases and bore sighted it. I think they locked it down with locktite. Any suggestions on how to get the screws loose? Pretty sure once I get the scope and rings off Iíll be dealing with the same thing on the bases too.

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    You can use a "u" shaped allen wrench. Put it in the screw and heat it with a torch until red hot. Then remove it and use another wrench to remove the screw. So, basically you are heat the wrench and not the screw and ring. This transfers heat to the screw which should loosen the loc tite. Hopefully they only used blue and not red loctite. Never tried it myself, but heard it works.











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    What type of rings/bases?? Leupold? Or a Weaver style mount?
    LET EM GO SO THEY CAN GROW!!

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    Hit it with Kroil , if that doesn’t help a soldering iron in the head of the bolt for about 10 seconds should break up the loctite
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    Leupold scope but the rings and bases are Weaver or weaver style. That’s what was in style back then

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    The Kroil sounds like a good idea. I see it comes in an oil or aerosol spray. I’m thinking I’ll try the oil. Let it soak in for a day or so and then give it a try.
    Looks like it’s would be super good at cleaning bores too
    thanks for the tip Winchester
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    Let us know how it works?

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    Will do

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    Depending on which color loctite they used you may have to use heat. I believe the red can only be broken loose with heat by design. If you have a good heat gun that may work. But, if it’s the ref, you have to get it quite hot to break it loose
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    Kroil might work but I had to go to heat to loosen the stuck part.

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