Loctite/Frustration

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by cowboy45, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    I may catch a lot of flak over this but here goes. Ladies and gentleman. I Recently traded for three different rifles, not all at the same time. They all had scopes which I wanted to remove. After busted screws, driver tips,small propane torch, drill press, I was able to remove them.
    The point I am so desperately trying to make is, you dont have to use Locktite on the screws to mount a scope. I you are firing something large enough to back out screws and mounting bolts you dont nee a scope, you need a spotter.
    It only takes about 15 ft lbs to properly secure a base and rings. Make sure the threads are clean and use properly fitted tools.
    Thanks for listening and for the recored I am not b****ing, I am venting.

    Be safe.
     


  2. Loctite fine if you use the right one!
     
  3. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    I think on the last one the guy used JB Weld???
     
  4. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    I use a Wheeler FAT torque screwdriver to secure scopes and such. J B weld sure has a lot of uses, doesnt it?
     
  5. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    I use JB Weld on a lot of things. But not something you might have to take apart.:hammerhead:
     
  6. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    I use a lil bit of clear fingernail polish over the screw after installing. Have not had a problem removing screws.
     
  7. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

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    I used Blue Loctite to mount a tactical light & laser on my AR15 Quad Rail. I removed them a couple of months later and found rust on the screws from the water based Loctite........and I shook it up real good before using. I'm done with Loctite!

    Okie556
     
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    15 ft-lbs for those little screws? More like 15 inch pounds.
     
  9. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    Bingo!!! Clear fingernail polish is a great sealant. All you need to soften it is a drop of acetone
    You dont have to glue screws in if you make sure the threads are clean and use a little torque to seat them.:patriot:
     
  10. cowboy45

    cowboy45 Active Member

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    Im not sure what inch pounds are but I will agree with you that it doesnt take much.
     

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