should I replace the screws in my new rifle?
The screws that came with your rifle are too soft and strip easily.
The screws that came with your rifle require the special tool that
came with it. They are not phillips screws. My screws require common
allen wrenches, available anywhere for pennies.
The screws that came with your rifle will not stay tight, even with
Loctite applied. My screw sets include nuts and stay tight.
Loose screws have been diagnosed as the main cause of cracked bolt
carriers and bolt jackets. The factory screws will work loose, so
if you decide not to replace them at least check them often to prevent