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John Rambo
01-20-2013, 09:33
Especially on my shotgun, I have a problem with my scopes backing themselves out. No matter how much I tighten the screws (until I'm scared I'll start stripping threads) they still eventually back out.

What do you all use to prevent this? Teflon tape? Loctite? Something else?

Stonewall308
01-20-2013, 09:45
blue loctite

Tarant
01-20-2013, 09:54
blue loctite
+1

Also make sure you use something like alcohol to clean the threads of the screw as well as the threads in the hole before using locktite.

FullClip
01-20-2013, 09:55
:goodpost:blue loctite

:goodpost:

eyelikeglasses
01-20-2013, 22:07
Faith?

PEC-Memphis
01-20-2013, 23:22
Wheeler Engineering recommends purple loctite (low strength) on scope screws.

Dawson Precision recommends green loctite (close tolerance, wicking) for iron sights.

Cole125
01-20-2013, 23:26
It helps to have good scope rings, Warne makes some of the best.

danattherock
01-21-2013, 05:47
Lap the rings, use loctite on screws, and torque them down to specs. Works for me on 300 Wby and 50 BMG. Scopes have held their zero for over a decade using this method.


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/227261/wheeler-engineering-scope-ring-alignment-and-lapping-kit-1

vafish
01-21-2013, 05:51
Lap the rings, use loctite on screws, and torque them down to specs. Works for me on 300 Wby and 50 BMG. Scopes have held their zero for over a decade using this method.


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/227261/wheeler-engineering-scope-ring-alignment-and-lapping-kit-1

This.

And,

If your scope is sliding in the rings either your scope or your rings are out of spec.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.

faawrenchbndr
01-21-2013, 07:20
1st tip is to use quality scope rings.
Torqu screws to specs with medium thread locker

Rinspeed
01-21-2013, 10:42
As Tarant said the most important part is getting the parts clean. Blue or green will both work fine, so will red but you will need a little heat when it comes time to disassemble.

collim1
01-21-2013, 11:32
I only use Leupold rings and bases. Tighten them evenly at little at a time and use blue loctite. The last scope I mounted was on my .270 Remington 700, which is far from a big recoiler, but its held zero and hasn't loosened in 5+ years of shooting and hunting.

ak103k
01-21-2013, 18:07
A dab of LocTite on the inside of the rings, and torque the screws down to spec.