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Old 02-10-2013, 20:49   #1
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Screw broke on my micro.

I've had an Aimpoint H1 since last summer and wanted to switch it out from my AR to my AK. As I was tightening the factory base the screw broke. I was using the supplied tool and don't think I over tightened it.
I have contacted Aimpoint 4 times, twice by phone (left messages) and twice by email. I know I can buy a quick release for about $40 but, why should I? And I don't really want a quick release. Anyone know of anywhere I can buy a replacement screw?
Any other suggestions? Thanks guys...
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Old 02-10-2013, 23:19   #2
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Home Depot has a specialy hardware bin, I'd look in there. maybe Radio Shack or your local gunsmith, they're always nice to make friends with anyhow.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:16   #3
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Keep at it trying to contact Aimpoint. They will usually send out a new screw to you immediately, no questions asked.

That said, you could bring the broken screw along to a hardware store, keep in mind it's a metric thread.
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Old 02-13-2013, 22:35   #4
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Keep at it trying to contact Aimpoint. They will usually send out a new screw to you immediately, no questions asked.

That said, you could bring the broken screw along to a hardware store, keep in mind it's a metric thread.
I sent another email tonight. Thanks.


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Old 02-14-2013, 22:12   #5
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Do you know what size it is? If so, just google it. You'll find all kinds of suppliers.
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Old 02-23-2013, 17:01   #6
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Well, I've tried every hardware store within an hour and a half. Everyone I've talked to at these stores has told me I won't find one anywhere but Aimpoint.
I've contacted them 3 more times this week.
Open to suggestions...
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Old 02-23-2013, 17:49   #7
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Do you know the size and thread pitch?
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Old 02-23-2013, 18:41   #8
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No. No one could tell me.
They think it is a metric but it is somewhere between a #3 and 4.
I've looked all over the Aimpoint site and can't find the specs.
It frustrates me very much that I can't get Aimpoint to answer the phone or email.
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Old 02-23-2013, 20:01   #9
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Hmmm. There oughta be a machinist or gunsmith nearby who can measure it and tell you exactly what it is. Once you know that, you can google the size and find a supplier.

I had to go through the same drill recently when I lost a tiny setscrew for my LaserLyte rear sight. I ended up buying 50 of them for around $5. I kept a dozen and gave the rest to my LGS in case some else has a similar problem.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:00   #10
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That's very decent of you RPVG. I'm gonna give Aimpoint another week. If no answer I'll seek out help like your talking about.
Thanks for sticking with me and helping.
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Old 02-24-2013, 15:44   #11
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If you want to try one of the setscrews I got for my LaserLyte, I'd be happy to send you a couple. Hit me up off-line. My email is bob (at) bobgentile (dot) com.
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Old 02-25-2013, 20:45   #12
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See what you think.
It's about an inch long, 3/4 of length slick, no threads, seems metric, between a #3 and 4, very fine threads.
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Old 02-25-2013, 21:33   #13
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No go. The setscrews I have are 2-56 and they're only 1/4" long. Sorry.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:30   #14
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It's okay. Thanks for trying.


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Old 02-26-2013, 06:20   #15
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I googled AImpoint Micro mounting screw and got tons of results. Looks like you need:
10-32 x 1 1/8" Slotted Pan Head Screw
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:36   #16
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Thanks. Found one on optics planet. Again, thank you for the help guys.


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