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Old 01-08-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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Arrow Kimber base plug removal

Just purchased Kimber Montana in 300wsm and want to know how to remove the base plugs so that I can mount the bases. Must they be punched out from the inside or can they be removed externally?
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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I have never seen a rifle with plugs in the holes. I would think that if they are there, they should be screwed out, because otherwise the threads could get damaged.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to the club! I would call kimber customer service on that one!
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:48 PM   #4
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Do not screw out. Probably plastic and need be punched out from inside. Will call Kimber tomorrow. Any special phone number you can provide?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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They are in barrel so that bases may be screwed in after they are removed.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois muleskinnerbob. I don't own a Kimber rifle but it's clear from looking at the pictures on Kimbers website the scope bases mount on the receiver not the barrel. You can try asking where you bought the rifle or give Kimbers customer service a call......

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Called Kimber today. Said use 1/16 inch Allen wrench to remove plugs. Worked like a charm. Remember to save the plugs for use in the future if ever needed.
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