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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

Remounting my scope. Is loctite necessary? Blue or red?

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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

I use blue loc-tite on bases only, don't need it in the rings.IMO. Don't use red.

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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

do NOT use red. (unless you plan on never taking it apart again) Use either blue or the low strength purple. I use it on all of the bolts, can't hurt anything, just don't use too much, especially on the bases, cause some of the bolt holes go straight through to the chamber of the weapon....

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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

i prefer using bow string wax to hold the screws tight. it holds very very well and its not a pain to get the screws back out if need be.
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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

Having mounted or re-mounted a lot of scopes I consider Locite essential.
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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

at the shop i use loctite blue after cleaning/degreasing both the holes and the screws. never has one come back because of loosening.
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Thanks - I'll get some before I remount.

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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

Another vote for blue loc-tite, I never mount a scope without it. Good luck!!
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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

I have used LT by the Gallon + FARMER TIGHT SCREWS !!!

Then I woke up and now use only: Matt Scopes & Rings with a Torque Wrench.

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Re: Scope mounting - loctite necessary?

I've mounted dozens of bases, scopes, rings and receiver sights over the years and have never used a drop of anything for thread sealant. Never had anything come loose, either.

Stuff gets "degreased", then assembled.

Only seal threads on things that tend to come loose "from the factory" (sling screws, for one) and then I use nail polish. Acetone dissolves it right quick, if need be?

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