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Posted: 10/2/2004 9:08:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 3:33:17 PM EDT by BDHershey]
Hey guys, I finally decided to do a little painting. I decided to start out by Aluma-Hyde II painting my 700PSS stock. After it dried for about a week I went to put it back together, and being an idiot grabbed the wrong torque wrench out of my brothers tool box. I started to tighten and realized, hey this isn't right, and realized I was torquing to 65ft/lbs instead of 65in/lbs! I feel like the biggest idiot! Anyway, I never actually torqued it that high, but when I went to back it out the hex head buggered! Now I'm not sure how tight it is, but the hex bit nor the allen wrench will work, and I can't get the screw out! I'm mildly freakin out here, so please forgive me that this isn't AR related, but it is building related and I need some advice! Whats the best way to remove this screw?

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:31:00 PM EDT
Sears sells buggered screw removers. They work. Try it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:33:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:13:11 AM EDT
I have a set and tried them. No luck, now the hole is bigger and nicely rounded. How about the screw extractors shown on the same page? Any one try them, have any luck, how do yu use em?

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:37:25 AM EDT
If you can fit a torx socket it there with a little persuasion, it might just do the trick. It works on boogered up allen heads on front brake caliper slide bolts 90% of the time.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:37:25 PM EDT
Hey, guys. The Torx didn't work... However, I was able to carefully drillout the head of the screw without damaging the trigger guard/floorplate. That freed the stock and I was able to remove the screw with some channel locks! Thanks again for all the advice!

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