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    destroyed post mount thread on fox

    the down bold on my fox's post mount (where the caliber is placed) cannot get tight. the thread where the bolt screws on is destroyed. can i solve it somehow? thanks

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    helicoil

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    When you install a helicoil you have to drill the hole much bigger to tap for the helicoil. There may not be enough meat there to do this.
    This is a hack and people will hate it but M6 thread (.1968) is very close to 1/4 inch (.2010). If it was me, I'd very carefully open up the hole with a #7 drill - can probably do this by hand as it will already be approx the correct size. Then tap it for SAE 1/4 inch coarse. You will need a bottoming tap for this. It will be just a few thousand larger, enough to get a good thread. You might have to open up the caliper hole slightly. If it doesn't work you can still put the helicoil in.

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    You might want to try posting in Tooltime

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