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Posted: 1/24/2006 7:00:11 PM EDT
Are the guys using ACOG's having trouble with the thumb nuts on the mounts coming loose?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:21:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:58:55 PM EDT
No the nuts are peened on. they can't come off.

The guys tighten them with a Gerber (a little past hand tight and they don't come loose).

Has anyone lost a carry handle? No Same system
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:35:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Green0:
No the nuts are peened on. they can't come off.

The guys tighten them with a Gerber (a little past hand tight and they don't come loose).

Has anyone lost a carry handle? No Same system



I was asking because I am tightening mine with a quarter and they appear to be loosening.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:43:32 AM EDT
They come loose, but we have them paint witness marks right after they are mounted and zeroed as a quick reference for the shooter. I also have had to order a replacement mount because one Marine used a vice grips to tighten them to the point he stripped one of the the bolt, so there is a fine line you have to tread between tightening enough and damaging the mount.

I have seen a carrying come off in a course of fire, the Marine didn't tighten with a coin prior to going on the line. So the sight just feel off during a presentation.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:56:03 AM EDT
What STLRN said. Witness marks on the nuts, on the adjustment knobs for optics, and on the BUIS or A2 sight assemblies. Easy to return to BZO or tell if something getting loose.
I've also seen witness marks on scope bodies against the mounting rings to tell if the optic is shifting.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:50:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

I was asking because I am tightening mine with a quarter and they appear to be loosening.



The other options is to buy a LaRue mount ..
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:34:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

I was asking because I am tightening mine with a quarter and they appear to be loosening.



The other options is to buy a LaRue mount ..


Gucci boy
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:48:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By m24shooter:

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

I was asking because I am tightening mine with a quarter and they appear to be loosening.



The other options is to buy a LaRue mount ..


Gucci boy



Yes, but Gucci boy's mount isn't comming loose on him!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:23:47 AM EDT
I know, and to be honest you were recommending them to me WAY before they became trendy here on ARfcom.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:42:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:18:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:50:50 PM EDT
my larue mount is in the armory right now on top of my A4...


yes my eotech (on my larue mount for that too) is on the front...

interesting note: the inside bottom of the circle mates up with the 800 mark in my acog...coincidence?

-Roth
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:57:17 PM EDT
Well, 32.5 MOA of elevation......
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 12:27:02 AM EDT
I use a screw driver to tighten the TA51 mount about a half turn past hand-tight. That thing is rock solid. Thing is, it ain't coming off without a tool neither. Ain't a problem for me since I don't use a BUIS.

And I just use a piece of tape on the end of the screwdriver so I don't strip the aluminum.
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