HELP! I need 6-48 screws

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  1. Generator

    Generator Member

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    As many of you probably know, for absolutely no good reason, a lot of older guns and scope mounts were tapped for 6-48 size screws which you can't find outside of the gun-world.
    The side mount I bought for my Savage 6a had no screws, and the ones that were filling in the holes on the rifle are tiny.
    Rather than pay 10 bucks in shipping for a dollar worth of screws, does anyone know where to get some in Oregon or Washington, a GunSmith who would be willing to ship them for a few bucks.
    Thanks!
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    have you tried a bolt and screw store like Fastenall, Tacoma Screw, Industrial Fasteners Inc? Dont know if any of those are around Bend though.
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    We've only got stuff like ACE and HomeDepot around here, and the one store that might have gun screws is closed today.
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    6-48 screws aren't really used outside the shooting world, it is highly unlikely you will find them in a regular store or machine shop. Your best bet is to go to a local gunsmith or gun store and try and find them there.
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    Shooter's Pro Shop at Nosler would probably have some they could spare you. When I was working there, they had a cup full of extra scope screws just laying around. Go see them, at the very worst they will charge you for them.
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    Brownells. I also got a 6-48 tap.
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  8. Generator

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    I always forget about Nosler since they are in the high-end hunting side of shooting that I'm not.
    Thanks for the wake-up call. I'll be talking to them soon!
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    Hey generator I know it may be a bit of a trek outside Bend but there is a Fastenal in Redmond by the airport. I can't remember the street name but if you turn right at the light where Lowe's is it's down there on the right.
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    Not really sure but the 6-48 number seems to be in my mind from the RC car days. Not really sure but try a hobby shop they might have something.
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    Brownells sells a tray with all the set screws and scope mount screws you could need. most gun counters at sporting goods stores has one. They usually sell them for a buck or two, per screw. I don't know about Bend, but you might call a couple gunshops/gunsmiths.