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    Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    Soon I will be mounting a new scope on my 35 Rem. It sounds like the red loctite is the one to use. It also sounds like a hair dryer will help if I someday need to remove it.

    However, I've noticed that some claim it's not necessary to use loctite.

    So, what do you think? Should I use it or not? If not, what's your reasoning behind it? Thanks.

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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    Had a bad experiance w/ lock-tite once (non gun related) have used clear fingernail polish for years @ years 2 years... give it a try.
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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    I have never used any type thread sealer on my mounts. The main thing is to use the proper size screwdriver and tighten the screws down good. I have never had a screw come loose.

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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    That's a big yes on the locktite. Helps keep those scope
    screws from wigglin' loose. My accuracy tends to fall off when the scope gets loose.

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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by TranceX
    Soon I will be mounting a new scope on my 35 Rem. It sounds like the red loctite is the one to use. It also sounds like a hair dryer will help if I someday need to remove it.

    However, I've noticed that some claim it's not necessary to use loctite.

    So, what do you think? Should I use it or not? If not, what's your reasoning behind it? Thanks.
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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    Correction. I assumed it was blue locktite. Never used red because I hear it's bad. Very bad.

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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    Red is considered permanate. Better like that scope mount.
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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    I have never had the need for Loc-Tite on scope bases but for sure do not use red.
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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    For scope mounts, bases, etc. There is a locktite that is removabale, but it still requires a solvent of some sort to loosen it up for removal. If you are concerned or there is a question, I would recommend finger nail polish. To get a good adhesion with fingernail polish, clean the male and female threaded surfaces with a good cleaner/solvent (brakeleen or similar) that leaves no oil residue. Let it dry clean then apply the fingernail polish. For removal of those screws secured with fingernail polish, Ed's Red will soften it up and make removal a breeze.

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    Re: Loctite on scope base mounts, yes or no?

    I've mounted scopes for years and have never had one work loose. As someone else posted, get a pipe cleaner and dip it into brake kleen, acetone, lighter fluid, and degrease the threads in the base holes on the rifle and the screws. Then tighten good and snug but not so snug as to strip threads. That should do it.
    If you're bent on using a thread locker then there's a Loctite product marketed by Uncle Mike's called GunTite. It's probably just the blue locktite because it is definitely is blue in color. It's available at several gun supply houses Midway being one for which I'm inserting a link below.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=241171
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