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Posted: 3/9/2006 9:02:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 9:02:19 AM EDT by glock24]
I'm ready to put a Super Sniper atop my 20" Hbar, but I've been reading lately that several scope manufacturers (Leupold and Pentax) caution against loctiting the screwss that secure the upper half of the scope ring to the lower base.

Anyone know why?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:17:25 AM EDT
Hm no idea, but I do anyway, I don't care what they say
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:25:22 AM EDT
Maybe when you seperate the rings later on you have to put some "big ass" on the hex tool to remove the bolts you warp the tube?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:29:10 AM EDT
I don't know anyone that uses Loctite on rings. Good rings don't need it.
The companies probably discourage it because it may seep from the holes and get on your scope messing up the finish.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:32:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 11:45:08 AM EDT by macman37]
Or could it mess the scope's internals up when you heat the rings to get the Loctite off?

(just Loctited the screws holding the LaRue rings for my Leupold MR/T last night)

Edit: The LaRue Mount came with a tiny ampule of blue Loctite, that's what I used.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:41:03 AM EDT
did you use red loctite for a scope?!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:00:22 PM EDT
What could the manufacturers possibly know? Screw them! Just weld them Fcukers and show them!!!

fyi, torque specs on hardware are often "wet" which means a particular viscosity of oil, not loctite.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:00:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I don't know anyone that uses Loctite on rings. Good rings don't need it.
The companies probably discourage it because it may seep from the holes and get on your scope messing up the finish.



LaRue includes lock-tite with their rings.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:20:09 PM EDT
Go blue Locktite.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:37:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:39:54 PM EDT
Interesting.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:45:49 PM EDT
I used Loctite
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:05:45 PM EDT
Most rings don't "close" all of the way when they are tightened. There should usually be a slight gap between the halves. Since the ring actually has a spring like back pressure on the screws, they don't tend to come loose. This, of course, only applies to the ring halves themselves, not to the fastners holding them to the base (no throw lever rings). Most scope rings don't need LocTite.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:11:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:20:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ipschoser1:
Most scope rings don't need LocTite.



I would have to agree. On rings, I do not use loctite, on bases I use the BLUE loctite most of the time. Though using blue loctite on rings would not hurt a whole lot other than being a little messy visually. I've use red loctite and it can make it difficult to "reverse assembly" when the parts are properly prepared.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:50:25 PM EDT
I don't know, I have been burned twice when didn't put Locktite on my ARMS Aimpoint ring and on the scope ring in the past. I always use blue locktite. Nothing like having your scope zeroed and go to the range and have the shit all loose. And then wasting 60 rounds before I figured out what was wrong.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:53:44 PM EDT
My LaRue mount came with it. I put it on the screws. Mark LaRue knows more about scope mounts than I do.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:15:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:31:09 AM EDT
I use blue locktite on my rings/mounts. Have never came loose nor have I had any issues removing them when the need arose...
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