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Screw broke on my micro.

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Teecher45, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Teecher45

    Teecher45

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    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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    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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    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.
     
  4. Teecher45

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    I sent another email tonight. Thanks.


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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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    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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    Do you know the size and thread pitch?
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No go. The setscrews I have are 2-56 and they're only 1/4" long. Sorry.
     
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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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    Thanks. Found one on optics planet. Again, thank you for the help guys.


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