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Posted: 8/17/2004 7:15:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2004 7:17:23 PM EST by g40sw]
The mounting screw for my EO Tech broke at the threaded end. It is mounted directly on the flat top. Is there any way to get it repaired with out sending it back to EO Tech. Has anyone had warranty work? Ways to prevent same in future? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 10:00:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:51:48 AM EST
That's happened to me twice. A better solution is to buy the enlarged EOTech mounting screw that Global Tactical Supply sells (it's only $5.00). I bought 3 just in case. It's a good idea to hand tighten it instead of using a screwdriver since you can overtorque it that way.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 3:48:40 AM EST
Which screw did your break? Can you post a pic?

I broke an oversized (YHM) EOTECH screw.



Although I like YHM products this one is not necessary. EOTECh recommends the standard hex screw that comes with the sight. The rep that I talked with stated that the DEA and "other clients" had better results with the standard screw.

I went back to the standard screw with the LaRue mount.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 3:57:33 AM EST
FWIW fellas it's not necessary to tighten the screw to 100 ft. lbs. of torque, trust me it won't fall off if ya tighten it 1/2-1 full turn after finger-tight.

One things for certain, ya ain't gonna "squash" the flat-top rail, comprende?

Mike
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 9:24:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 9:30:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By SMGLee:
....and take a coin and give it another quarter to half turn. .


And this was the reason WHY I like the YHM screw. I don't need that coin for the quarter turn (and I know better than to overtorque it).
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:29:12 PM EST
I like cool gadgets. I got the cool Tanks screws for my Harris bipod and they are great. I almost bought the YHM oversize screw for my Eotech, cause heck, the Harris Tank screws are well, great. Then, I thought, WHY do I need the only $5 YHM? It's bigger, so it can snag on more things because it hangs off the side, and I'll still need a quail, or a nickle, or whatever to give it another 1/2 turn to torque it right. The Eotech standard screw is fine. YHM answers a question that really doesn't need an answer.
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