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How do you keeps your scopes tight?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by John Rambo, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. John Rambo

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    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?
     
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    +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.
     
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    Wheeler Engineering recommends purple loctite (low strength) on scope screws.

    Dawson Precision recommends green loctite (close tolerance, wicking) for iron sights.
     
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    It helps to have good scope rings, Warne makes some of the best.
     
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    1st tip is to use quality scope rings.
    Torqu screws to specs with medium thread locker
     
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    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.
     
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    collim1 Shower Time!

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    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.
     
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    A dab of LocTite on the inside of the rings, and torque the screws down to spec.