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Thread: How to remove a scope rail.

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    How to remove a scope rail.

    So I have to remove a rail that has been glued or locktited on what's the best method, as the screws are so dam tight.
    Can I apply a little heat or what.

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    Little heat should get it unstuck. Glued in screws might proof to be a challenge though. Sometimes they will come out without issues, but sometimes they just stay stuck.

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    Soldering iron tip held on the top of the screw head just long enough to heat the length of the screw can loosen the glue/loctite.... good luck

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    Awesome I'll give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Soldering iron tip held on the top of the screw head just long enough to heat the length of the screw can loosen the glue/loctite.... good luck
    Personally would go for a much hotter/faster heat. Even with a plumbers torch you're unlikely to get it up to a temp that will ruin the hardness (unless it's a particularly old or odd gun)
    There's a lot of heat-sinking in an action, I'd think even the biggest soldering iron would take ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Personally would go for a much hotter/faster heat. Even with a plumbers torch you're unlikely to get it up to a temp that will ruin the hardness (unless it's a particularly old or odd gun)
    There's a lot of heat-sinking in an action, I'd think even the biggest soldering iron would take ages.
    I did think of a touch but wasn't sure about getting it too hot.

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    Start small.... just dont strip the heads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    So I have to remove a rail that has been glued or locktited on what's the best method, as the screws are so dam tight.
    Can I apply a little heat or what.

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    Hammer and a screwdriver (unless you have a cold chisel) will work, eventually......... if you are in a hurry you could take the screws out first, a drill will work there

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    I did think of a touch but wasn't sure about getting it too hot.

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    Heat, Beat, Repeat.
    A few seconds on the screw head, taperoo with impact driver. squirt with wd40/diesel.
    If steel turns brown-blue you're getting warm. A dull red will be below most tempers but should still be avoided. Bright red you've fucked it.
    Try on a similar size+ type bit of scrap metal to get a feel for your torch and what colours/time.
    But I'd be surprised if it didn't pop pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Hammer and a screwdriver (unless you have a cold chisel) will work, eventually......... if you are in a hurry you could take the screws out first, a drill will work there
    God I hope you only work on your own gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    God I hope you only work on your own gear.
    I bought a rifle off him, its all starting to make sense now
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Heat, Beat, Repeat.
    A few seconds on the screw head, taperoo with impact driver. squirt with wd40/diesel.
    If steel turns brown-blue you're getting warm. A dull red will be below most tempers but should still be avoided. Bright red you've fucked it.
    Try on a similar size+ type bit of scrap metal to get a feel for your torch and what colours/time.
    But I'd be surprised if it didn't pop pretty easy.
    It's more the cap head screws not the rail I think they are glued in or locktited in.

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    Before doing anything ensure you have a good fitting key particularly with cap screws. Once you munt the heads you are in for additional misery.

    Even slotted screws should only be attacked with a proper fitting driver.

    If necessary buy a new driver.
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