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Timmer92 05-03-2014 02:58 AM

Plugging scope rail mount holes on Benelli Supernova?
Hi all,

I have a Benelli Superova that I use for turkey hunting on which I had a red dot scope attached by a Weaver rail. For various reasons I have decided to remove the scope and rail mount and shoot with open sights. That leaves me with 4 holes I need to fill.

It originally had plastic plugs that deformed when I punched them out so I didn't keep them. I tried using some of the screws that came with the weaver mount but the heads stick up and are therefore in the way. Does anyone know what screws I should use to fill these? I think I'll need to know general length, but most importantly head type and thread size. I was reading another site and it seems like the recommendation was Forster plugs. It looks to me like there is room for some sort of a sunken head, so the Forster plugs don't look ideal to me.


danf_fl 05-03-2014 03:14 AM

I know I may get flamed over this advice, but here goes:

Take those screws and loc-tite them in. (Now here come the flames) Using a Dremel tool, GENTLY grind the heads down. Before inserting the screws, use tape as a barrel protector. When the grinder hits the tape, that is deep enough. Use a cold blue to color the screws.

John_Deer 05-03-2014 03:25 AM

There is nothing wrong with Danf_FL's advice. I would call benelli for another set of plugs first.

MoreAltitude 05-03-2014 03:57 AM

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Easy quick fix is some "set screws" from any hardware store.
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JTJ 05-03-2014 04:28 AM

I cant believe Benelli used plastic plugs. Even Ruger 10-22's come with filler screws. They are a very common item. Do not put in screws and grind them off. You can take a coule of hundred dollars off of the value of the gun if you do.

hiwall 05-03-2014 04:33 AM


Easy quick fix is some "set screws" from any hardware store.
no hardware store will have the correct screws.
you can easily buy some from brownell's or midway.

Timmer92 05-04-2014 05:40 PM

Thanks all. I should note that I might want to mount something in the future, so I'm looking for something I can screw in and out, or a plug I could pop out like the originals.

Axxe55 05-04-2014 07:16 PM

try Brownell's or MidwayUSA for filler screws. just need to determine what size you need.

here is a link to some at Brownell's to give you an idea of what you need.

danf_fl 05-05-2014 12:16 AM

How about a dab of black RTV?

It'll keep the dirt out, fairly easy to remove, and no defacing the firearm.

crash11049 05-05-2014 05:19 AM

I would call benelli for another set of plugs first. John_Deer gave the best advice.
A easy fix that would be original and not harm the value of the gun.

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