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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/29/2006 8:54:07 PM EDT
I know the consensus is that locktight goes on the BUIS, but what about on my ACOG/EOtech? Should I use locktight on those as well?

Also, where does one get locktight? Lowes? Home Depot?

Thanks for ya'lls help.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:28:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 9:30:03 PM EDT by Green0]
Not the ACOG-

Put it on the EO tech. (use something weak like low or medium strength loctite- something that doesn't need to be heated to dissassemble.)

Every screw (including ACOG base to houseing if you are changing one out) that goes on a rifle needs loctite.

That doesn't include [obviously] the barrel nut, or the pistol grip screw, but some guys like to do stock nuts in absence of peening them on.

I haven't done the peen or loctite yet and haven't had one come loose (I just torque it heavilly; like 30+ft lbs.)

Ace hardware, advanced auto parts, NAPA, etc. Those guys should carry loctite. Sometimes Walmart, and sears tool centers
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 2:52:19 AM EDT
I do not think you should loctite anything that may need to come off in a pinch (ie Eothingie) - unless you are loctiting to a larue mount. There should be no need - the eotech will stay tight if mounted correctly. I am using the RRA Dominator and loctited it. My eo is dry to my Dominator.

As far as the BUIS - I always blue loctite.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:53:23 AM EDT
Wouldn't something like plumbers teflon tape serve the purpose of preventing screws from turning. Seems like a good alternative for screws that you don't want to use Loctite on.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:13:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 5:16:28 AM EDT by RGT]
Blue (not red) Loc-Tite on screws you want to stay put but may want to remove later!

EDIT to add. Wal-Mart for the best price.
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