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Removal of stripped recoil pad screw?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Luckyman, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    I need to remove a screw from the recoil pad on the butt stock of my Browning Gold and it seems the Phillips head on one of the screws is stripped. I can get one of the screws undone but not the other. What is the best way to get this out?
     
  2. short shucker

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    With a LH twist drill bit! Start the bit slowly and let it walk the screw out.

    ss
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Try a flat bladed screw driver of the right size to just catch the edges of the phillips slot. If that doesn't work use a drill and an easy out bit. HMB
     
  4. GW22

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    SS had a good suggestion. Another thing you can do is drill a shallow blind hole right in the middle of the screw head, tap in an extractor or "Easy Out" and simply back the screw out.

    A screw stuck in a wooden buttstock is not that big a deal. Even if you snapped it off copletely and had to drill a huge hole to dig it out you could always plug it and you'd be fine.

    On the other hand, one of my old knucklehead moves -- snapping a header screw off in a motorcycle engine right behind the frame rail -- now that's a problem! Aaahhhh!!!

    -Gary
     
  5. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    It turns out it wasn't stripped after all....I figured out I was not approaching the screw head at the correct angle.....Once I figured that out it came out without a hitch...

    Thanks again for the input!
     
  6. RAScott

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    there is a product called grabit and it works great and good to keep around for just this situation. Bob S
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    Sometimes a dab of "valve grinding compound" will help keep the screwdriver from slipping. Good to know you got it "straightened out".
     
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