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whiplash316 01-27-2012 01:57 PM

Sks 7.62 dragonof sniper
I was replacing the old stock on my sks rifle, when I noticed that the threads had '"washed" out on the piece that clips the magazine to the upper receiver, I don't have a problem with re tapping the hole, my problem is I can not find any shallow taps. Any ideas I am all ears

danf_fl 01-27-2012 03:03 PM

If Brownells does not have the required taps, try

Minionsram 01-27-2012 11:59 PM

you need a bottoming tap. those taps have no taper to them and are designed to get into shallow holes or to thread to the bottom of a blind hole.
for a little bit of future knowing you have taper taps to start, plug taps and bottoming taps. the bottoming tap should do the trick.

whiplash316 02-02-2012 01:05 PM

thank you guys for the help, I got lucky and only had to replace the bolt.

primer 02-04-2012 06:23 PM

U can make a bottoming tap by grinding the end off a taper tap. Don't let it get too hot, or it will lose its temper.

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