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Galil Scope Mount Question?

Post by M62/M76 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:42 pm

I recently bought an Action Arms Galil scope mount for my Action Arms Galil 361.
The mount slides into the reciever groove, then is secured via a hex screw and thumb screw.
What is the proper method to tighten these screws down securely?
Thanks, Mike 8)

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Post by JMikeSteen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:14 am

the proper method is to tighten untill there is no wiggle. tighting behond that with this mount ciould end up in a cracked or hole punched receiver.
Mike
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Post by M62/M76 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:26 pm

Mike, could that really happen?
I've never heard of that.
Mike 8)

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Post by JMikeSteen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:37 pm

honest to God I don't know , its one of those he said she said things that you can never track back, BUT I don't want no cracked receiver and all it needs to be is tight enough to not wiggle Right?

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Post by M62/M76 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:58 pm

Sounds good to me!
Thanks, Mike 8)

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Post by DrPepper » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:09 pm

JMikeSteen wrote:the proper method is to tighten untill there is no wiggle. tighting behond that with this mount ciould end up in a cracked or hole punched receiver.
Mike
Yes, It can happen !!
I have seen a Galil receiver in Krebs shop with a hole in it from
some gorilla over torquing the hex bolt on the scope mount.
The receiver is very thin in that spot.

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Post by JMikeSteen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:20 pm

there ya go, 1st han account, I have also heard ou can do it with a throw lwver if you don't fit it when they are new. they used to come with a hand drawn sheet showing how to do it, I think I have one, thanks for buying the mag Dr. sorry you snipped on 3 of them.

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Post by bigsleeze » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:48 am

You need one of these. John
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Post by KTM400Jim » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:16 pm

M62/M76 wrote:Mike, could that really happen?
I've never heard of that.
Mike 8)
Yes it can. And it happened to me.

Neither the IMI Galil handbook, or the box that the mount came in, had instructions on the proper installation of the mount. I bought the Action Arms mount new, and in the box.

Having performed mechanical work for a lifetime, I brought that hex nut to the point of contact, then felt that 1/8 turn beyond would give me the proper torque.

I was wrong! A cracked receiver was the result.

Thanks a lot, Action Arms/IMI for the lack of instructions!

Way back, I had contact with Dan Hoodenpyle, who was a seller of Galil items.
Something Dan informed me of, something that I never knew, was that when the Galil 308 was manufactured, IMI kept the outer dimensions of the receiver that the 223 was built on.

Consequently the receiver walls for the 308 are thinner than that for the 223.

I would suggest that you use Red Loctite, and bring the hex screw/dove tail assembly to just the a hair beyond contact, so there is no wiggle.

Or get the original IMI mount, Dan told me that it is harder to damage the receiver with those mounts....But like the Action Arms mount, there is a proper way to install those steel IMI mounts...and of course, no instructions.

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Re: Galil Scope Mount Question?

Post by cscprez » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:52 am

I have one of those mounts, and stopped using it after I saw that the tension screw was digging into the side of the receiver. I had a large Leupold scope mounted on it, and it caused the mount to loosen under recoil. One of the issues I have noticed is that the civilian semi auto Galils omit the buffer that is included in the select fire models. The carrier strikes the back of the receiver metal to metal. I thought it was weird that after firing the rifle, I saw a pattern of the buttplate on the skin of my shoulder, which shouldn't happen with a weapon of that weight and chambered in 5.56. A friend of mine with knowledge of the Israeli issued guns said they leave out the receiver buffer on semi auto civilian guns.
I purchased an aftermarket polyurethane buffer, and I don't get the marks on my shoulder now. The scope mount/optic combo stays tight now. I think the setup is kind of sketchy and definitely not sturdy enough for field use.

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