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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by JackThompson, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    I'm in a big bind. Hunting season is coming and I've been told the labor to install a new scope of my Parker Hale 30-06 is more than the value of the rifle.

    It needs the custom drilled (Wrong) holes filled and re-tapped to
    Mount the scope correctly.

    The rifle has sentimental value and I don't have the cash to pay someone to do this right now.

    What I do have is a laptop that's pretty new and ideal for someone or their wife or kid.

    If you have some time to do this and this sounds like something you can do please message me for details.

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    It is possible to open those holes up to say 8-32 or so. Filling holes in a receiver is a tricky thing as you need to tig them up, smooth them out and redrill and tap. The problem is the welding part. I dont like to do it in the reciever. Its easier to just screw plug them and move over.

    How soon do you need it done?
     
  3. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    John5335 got in touch with me and we're going to explore the option of replacing the weaver rail system with a picatinny rail system this weekend based on innitial assessment. (Without him having the chance to look at more than some bad iPhone photos of the setup)

    I'm really hoping to have it funtional by deer season.

    Wish us luck :)
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Plugging the holes and drilling new holes will work on the rear ring, but can cause the front ring to peel like a banana...
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I like the "Pic. Rail" option better. Just start with a blank and fit it to the incorrect holes. Might be a little more time consuming but in the end far better than further weakening of the receiver in critical areas.
     
  6. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    That's the plan Deadshot!

    Where's a good place to snatch up some decent pic rail blanks near Vancouver?
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't put much hope in finding a blank in the local area. I'd just go online to Brownells and order one. Just decide how high you want the rail off the action and how long you want it. They have them either finished or "in the white" which you can apply whatever finish you desire.
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I presume that you cannot redrill and counter bore the weaver?
     
  9. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Sgt, that's a great question that I'm not qualified to answer. I presume that it's not as easy as that or they'd have mentioned it, but I'll bring that up!

    Good idea Deadshot2, I'll check brownells.
     
  10. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    If I absolutely had to save an old weaver mount I'd drill it out to the size of the counterbore, thread the hole, and then fill the hole with a bolt of the proper size, epoxying it in place. Cut flush on each side and then start over.

    It's just about as much work as fitting a pic rail and the rail offers so many more benefits. A rail mount, properly fitted, bedded, and secured to the action actually can stop a lot of wear and tear on a scope.