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Leupold screws #5144096
06/25/19 08:51 PM
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Recently purchased a Lupold scope and it seems like it must’ve came with either a bad screws and or bad threads in the rings where the top and bottom ring halves bolt together. Everything I read says Leupold is using either 6-40 or 6-48 toed cap head screws but mine thread into a 6-32 gauge perfectly. Half the holes work with these “6-32” screws that it came with and half don’t. These correlate with the left side and right side.

They can warranty for a similar pair of rings but they don’t have any in this color left in stock. At this point I plan to hit a local old school hardware store and see if they will have anything that fits... but does anybody know o”of this type of thing happening? Will a 6-4x male thread into a 6-32 female? If so maybe I can just get some proper screws from Brownells and be done with it...

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Re: Leupold screws [Re: buck91] #5144316
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Did you purchase this 'new' or 'used' ?
If used, maybe the previous owner retaped the threads (incorrectly).

Normally, a #6 thread is either 6-32 or 6-40. (as in, easily purchased at local Hardware Store).

Some manufactures will use an odd thread, such as 6-48, which makes it difficult to replace.

If still under warranty, don't alter, and wait for correct color.
Find out exactly what thread size Leupold used (no guessing).
Retap the holes.

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Re: Leupold screws [Re: buck91] #5144408
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Leupold scope and rings ?

I have always read Leupold scopes are warrantied for life . I own 2 , purchased used , off of EBay , while such was priced reasonably . Never needed any warranty work . But I do not know if the lifetime warranty applies to their rings .

I often use cheaper , Weaver rings which used to be avalable at WalMart .

Best of luck to you , :-)

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