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.