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    i was going to drop my draw length to 27 inches from 27.5" on my alien x. every module bolt came out fine until the last one. i could not get that thing to budge. i snapped off the allen wrench in the bolt. i have tried everything i know and cant get it out for the life of me. i dont want to drill it out but that might be my only option. i know the bolt may be toast but i can get onother one of those. my main concern is the cam i do not want to damage it. if anyone has had this problem and has a solution please let me know it will be greatley appreciated.
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    You will have to drill it
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    thats what i was afraid of. i guess ill just be extra careful and try and not mess it up.

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    come in from the side that didn't brake off unless you have left handed drill bits
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    thats what i was planning on doing if i can get the bit started on the end of the screw, ill start with a small bit then get larger until i can get it out i have an easy out i just need to get a hole that it can grab onto to remove the whole bolt then replace it. maybe i wont mess up the module. if so ill just replace it they are like $50 something bucks for a set of em and ill just have an extra.

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    Drill it from the backside. Screw size is 8/32" by 3x8.

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    Also remember to drill slowly. The harder the metal, the slower the drill speed. You can also wrap a wet rag around the drill area to keep the heat from getting to the cams as badly.
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    If you have a strong magnet, all you have to do to get the allen part out. 1 put the magnet on the allen,then lite taps to the backside of the screw. Should come out.

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    thanks guys. i am having to drill it out the magnet trick didnt work. ill let yall know how it goes.

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    well i got the bolt out but ended up messing up the module. i ordered a set through martin the total was $63 shipping included. i will just have an extra i guess. thanks for the input. special thanks to Arrow Splitter for the bolt size that makes life a little easier.

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