Originally Posted By MARSH1:
Originally Posted By Tractiongrips:
I asked the folks at Fastenal if they had the 5mm socket head cap screws in 8mm long and they said they do have them. Off the shelf they are a 1mm thread pitch though and I'm not sure what pitch you need. Boxes of 100 are the smallest they have if that's the right size. She said they may be able to special order other thread pitches as well.
Let me ask the factory what the thread pitch is unless someone has figured it out already.
Sounds like I should buy a couple of boxes and offer the shorter screws as a option.
I went to Fastenall to get the bolts I did wind up with. Nothing on the shelf that would work, but I can order the right ones. If I remember right they're about $15/100. 5mm-.8 x 6mm low socket head capscrews.
I need to get pics of the M4 on my GSG and M3 on the shotgun, but I'm feeling a bit lazy tonight. Haven't had a chance to shoot anything since I did the optic rearranging, but hopefully I can take a pile of guns to the shop this week and burn some ammo. The only thing I need to change is the comb height on the shotgun. It's just plain too low with the M3/low mount. Need an extra inch of comb for the weld I like. I screwed around with it pointing at things of various sizes at various distances and acquisition is MUCH faster than with a standard shotty bead. "Perfect" would be a ring reticle that's calibrated to the size of the shot pattern by moving the sight fore and aft until it lines up.
If anyone's still on the fence, hop off and order one. I've never met Marsh and have nothing to gain, I'm just a satisfied customer that's used a great many red dots over the years on a bunch of different guns. The only thing I can't attest to is durability because I've only put a few hundred rounds through the GSG, but I suspect it won't be an issue until I do something stupid.