Plugging sight holes on a rifle barrel.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by cottontop, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    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?
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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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

    cottontop Guest

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

    hiwall Active Member

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

    lonyaeger New Member

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