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crj2240
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Posted: 9/10/2010 11:09:48 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with the bolt handle coming loose on a model 10? I used and allen wrench snugged it up. I have not took a savage bolt apart but, can I take it a part and add some loctite in it to keep the bolt handle tight?


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Posted: 9/10/2010 11:50:37 PM
I would wait to see if the allen wrench did the trick.
AKJP
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Posted: 9/10/2010 11:54:18 PM
Most of the time they're so tight it's hard to get them to loosen up. You have the only exception that I've seen! I would think that, if you tightened it up, it should be fine.
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Posted: 9/11/2010 12:50:19 AM
Originally Posted By AKJP:
Most of the time they're so tight it's hard to get them to loosen up. You have the only exception that I've seen! I would think that, if you tightened it up, it should be fine.


Yeah, I had to insert the allen wrench on my two bolts, put them on the kitchen floor and step on the apex to get both to crack.

Sounds like the OP saved himself the trouble.

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Posted: 9/11/2010 9:57:36 AM
Is there a torque spec that should be followed for it?
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Posted: 9/11/2010 10:47:11 AM
Originally Posted By crj2240:
Is there a torque spec that should be followed for it?


Not that I've read and I have torque wrenches. I just hand tightened with the allen wrench and things seem fine.

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Posted: 9/11/2010 12:21:33 PM
Originally Posted By AKJP:
Most of the time they're so tight it's hard to get them to loosen up. You have the only exception that I've seen! I would think that, if you tightened it up, it should be fine.


Yeah no kidding. I had to stomp mine to get it off. I thought I was going to break the bolt handle.
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Posted: 9/13/2010 10:40:11 PM
Im not sure which would be more of a problem, very tight or loose. Ill keep an eye on it guys. Do you think this is why my groups opened up a bit?
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Posted: 9/18/2010 11:44:32 AM
Mine was pretty tight, had to put the bolt in a padded vise to get it loose
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Posted: 9/18/2010 12:30:40 PM
Originally Posted By crj2240:
Im not sure which would be more of a problem, very tight or loose. Ill keep an eye on it guys. Do you think this is why my groups opened up a bit?


This shouldn't have any effect on your groups. Loose would be worse, only because you're closer to it falling off. I don't think there's any such thing as "too tight". It just makes it harder to get off, should decide to change handles, disassemble, etc.