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Loctite ? #201417 08/25/2019 1:37 AM
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Intend on mounting Ultradot 30mm to my new BFR Bisley 475 Linebaugh.

Owners manual recommends Red Loctite for scope base screws. But gives no suggestions for the of what grade of Loctite to secure rings to base.

I always used blue loctite and followed the manufacturers torque specifications when mounting base and rings.

For those who have optics on their BFR revolver, what did you do?

Re: Loctite ? [Re: Mr. Bisley] #201418 08/25/2019 1:47 AM
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Blue. No issues ever.


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Re: Loctite ? [Re: Mr. Bisley] #201419 08/25/2019 2:02 AM
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I've only used a thread locker on the base to gun/barrel, usually the blue. I never use it on the rings, never had an issue with them loosening.

Re: Loctite ? [Re: Mech 8] #201420 08/25/2019 2:16 AM
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I like Green Loctite..that's right Green 290...it's in between Red & Blue..keep in mind with Red, it's basically permanent, unless you get a torch and heat the screws..it will not come off with hand tools, just keep that in mind


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Re: Loctite ? [Re: Franchise] #201429 08/25/2019 2:43 PM
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Call me crazy, dumb and dummer, retarded, old school or what ever, but I've used clear finger nail polish on my base and ring screws for the past 44 years. Guess how many screws have come loose on guns up to .416 Taylor??? ZERO!! And they come out reasonably easy with a tap of the hammer on a screwdriver in the screw.
Guess I'm too old to change, but if it works.....

Re: Loctite ? [Re: wvhitman] #201430 08/25/2019 3:00 PM
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I?ve used clear fingernail polish as well, seems to work good. However, for many years now have used ?blue? Loctite on our rifle scope rings and bases, as well as on a few handguns. Though, I?d never consider using the ?red?. On a ?fine thread? screw it is almost impossible to get the screw back out, if needed. If it?s in a location where it can be heated for removal.....then ?red? is not a bad choice. memtb


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Re: Loctite ? [Re: Memtb460] #201431 08/25/2019 4:12 PM
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Years ago I learned this tip: After screw gets tight, tap the driver a few times with a hammer to seat the threads and the screw will almost always tighten up some more with little effort. I do this on the base screws with blue loctite. Not on the ring screws.

I have not had trouble with ring screws loosening, and I don't use loctite on them.







Re: Loctite ? [Re: Gregg Richter] #201442 08/26/2019 5:58 AM
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After a trip to my Gunsmith to get the base screws out of a Contender barrel, I was told by my Gunsmith to never use Red Loc Tite on gun screws again.
I have used Blue ever since.

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Re: Loctite ? [Re: Bob Roach] #201449 08/26/2019 1:49 PM
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If you shoot a lot volume, especially heavy loads, red Loctite should be used. I also make a habit of checking the base to make sure it hasn?t loosened up as I have actually sheered the screws holding the base down. There?s no downside to using red, it?s just a little harder to break when you want to remove the base. I don?t use and thread lock on the rings and I regularly check them as well for tightness.


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Re: Loctite ? [Re: Gregg Richter] #201450 08/26/2019 1:49 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Gregg Richter
Years ago I learned this tip: After screw gets tight, tap the driver a few times with a hammer to seat the threads and the screw will almost always tighten up some more with little effort. I do this on the base screws with blue loctite. Not on the ring screws.

I have not had trouble with ring screws loosening, and I don't use loctite on them.


I do this as well.


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