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cottontop 03-28-2012 06:51 PM

Plugging sight holes on a rifle barrel.
Other than plug screws, are there any methods for plugging the holes after removing the iron sights from a rifle barrel? Is there any kind of putty or epoxy that will work either permanent or temporary that will look good?

mountainman13 03-28-2012 06:58 PM

You could use just about any epoxy but I honestly think you would regret it in the future. The screws are cheap and your best bet.

hiwall 03-28-2012 07:33 PM

You can use screws and dress them down so they are hard to see in the barrel.

cottontop 03-28-2012 07:48 PM

I think I will use screws. But, what size do I order? The gun is a Remington model 788. Anyone know the thread size?

mountainman13 03-28-2012 07:54 PM
Think this is what you're looking for.

hiwall 03-28-2012 10:05 PM

Plug screws are most often 6-48 but sometimes are 8-40

lonyaeger 03-29-2012 12:43 AM

Once you use epoxy or something similar, it's hard to reverse it. I would use screws if I were you.

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