First I would like to thank anyone who can find the time to advise a knucklehead in their busy schedule. I'm not sure how bad my lack of thinking thru properly to save time has put me in a bad situation with my Rem 700 Classic.257 Roberts. I had a local sporting goods store replace an old Weaver scope with a new Redfield scope on clearance with new Leupold 2pc. STD mounts and rings. Should have been a simple task, but it seemed to take a long time and after checking eye relief, returned home late. Some time later my son checked out the scope and discovered the gun bolt was locked up. (crap! I didn't check that) Back at the store the next day, the managers and I discover the guy had over torqued and mixed screws in the mounts, tightening 1 or 2 long screws into the bolt and 1 was twisted off in the gun, the bolt is still locked in place by the broken screw. They are trying to make good, admitting their fault and having a certified gunsmith repair the gun. I told them I wanted the mounts and rings replaced with new, for obvious reasons. I also will talk with the gunsmith about how damaged the gun and scope are, the gun being my biggest concern. Now, I am no gunsmith or an avid gun specialist, but I am a mechanic/machinist by trade for 35 yrs, removing a broken screw is a standard task, but what will happen when the gunsmith tries to remove the bolt afterwards has me very worried. I am still waiting for the gunsmith to call me. Here is where I could use some expert advice. What can I expect, what should I look for and what should I demand ?