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Good morning gentlemen,

What's the popular consensus on mounting a Sadlak Mount, re the front point of contact? Does anyone insert a piece of material to prevent the set screw point from digging into the receiver? Maybe a piece of a feeler gauge or plastic? Thank you all in advance!

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You can do that if you want to. The front bearing screw does not dig into the receiver, but it will make a mark in the finish. The screw only needs to have enough pressure on the receiver to keep the mount from moving around.
 

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They're flat point set screws, right? If not, switching to flat point ones would even out the minimal pressure they apply to the receiver and lower the friction when sliding. I don't think there is reason for concern here, but that might be worth considering if you're worried. That would be better than a cupped or pointed set screw.
 

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I thought of using bronze setscrew instead of the steel. It gives the mount 3-solid points w/ the front screw peg. Will probably work fine w/o it.
 
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If that screw is actually displacing metal on the receiver, then you've got a bigger problem than you realize.
 
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They're flat point set screws, right? If not, switching to flat point ones would even out the minimal pressure they apply to the receiver and lower the friction when sliding. I don't think there is reason for concern here, but that might be worth considering if you're worried. That would be better than a cupped or pointed set screw.
I talked to Mike Sadlak the other day and he mentioned it was an oval point set screw, if I remember correctly.
He was kind enough to give me the background story of how he got started building these mounts. Fascinating story; great guy.
 

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Set screw screwed up the finish on my rifle.
They should be made with a setscrew with a ball type point attached to a small plate that won't rotate when setting it. That's my ameture description.
 

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Set screw screwed up the finish on my rifle.
They should be made with a setscrew with a ball type point attached to a small plate that won't rotate when setting it. That's my ameture description.
That would be ideal. I’m thinking of using a small piece of feeler gauge to absorb the screw
 

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That would be ideal. I’m thinking of using a small piece of feeler gauge to absorb the screw
Good idea, Wish I had thought of that. Perhaps that should be part of the instructions. LOL. Maybe a dab of grease between it and the receiver.
 

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Set screw screwed up the finish on my rifle.
They should be made with a setscrew with a ball type point attached to a small plate that won't rotate when setting it. That's my ameture description.
I believe you can get them through a hardware supplier (the ball-detent type), or you can also get nylon-tipped ones as well. The only thing I'm not sure of is if you can get them with the correct threading.
 

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I believe you can get them through a hardware supplier (the ball-detent type), or you can also get nylon-tipped ones as well. The only thing I'm not sure of is if you can get them with the correct threading.
Thank you, I will check those out! Just finished massaging the Sadlak clip guide insert. These Sadlak instructions are like nothing I’ve ever seen and I was an aircraft tech pubs librarian in the Navy
 

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Thank you, I will check those out! Just finished massaging the Sadlak clip guide insert. These Sadlak instructions are like nothing I’ve ever seen and I was an aircraft tech pubs librarian in the Navy
If nylon-tipped, check out McMaster-Carr under the "non-marring set screw" section. They also have the ball-detent type, and spring plunger type.
 
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I've used and currently have Badger's on a few rifles - superb rings! I'm also partial to Night Force, especially the lightweight one's on my hunting rifles, and the Leupold Tactical rings which my Scout is currently wearing.
my thinking w the Badger rings is that they are tool steel and will take well to lapping. I do like the NF ones (I have a NF ATACR) but they are alum
 
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