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.
Last edited by MasterSolenoid; 06/26/19 06:50 AM.