Looking for advice/opinions on the following.
the rifle is a remington Model 760. Holding the rifle the hole with the broken screw is nearest to the butt of the rifle. The other three holes for the scope base are fine. I want to mount a Leupold base and rings on the rifle. The Leupold base is a single piece so all 4 screws attach the base to the rifle. the front 3 screws are pefectly fine.
I broke off the screw head with a torque gun removing the old base last night
. When removing the base the other three screws came out with minimal effot, then the 4th broke. Dont know what kind of base it was but it was mounted in 30 years ago.
Would you attmept to drill and use a screw extractor and possibly have to retap the hole or will the three good screws hold the base? Given its a single base I am believe the three screws will hold throuhout the years. Thouhts?