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I saw on the Leupold site that they don't recommend putting Loctite on your mounts...........anyone know why??
 
What do you guys do?  Just about every gunsmith I have seen uses blue Loctite.
 
Does anyone Loctite their rings as well? 
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I RED Loctite my bases, but NEVER my ring caps. I swap scopes and rings around way too much to think of doing that.
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If you switch scopes around it becomes a pain but for a base that will be on long term its a good thing.
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Only bases get loctite for me me as well.  musical scopes becomes harder with it on ring caps.
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Yes I locktite my bases and rings.
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Yep, bases only though.
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Bases only here... I too play musical scopes far too much to loctite my rings
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I blue loctite bases - to provide a very light bedding, seal out moisture and maybe help keep it from moving, although with a one-piece base like the Seekins with a recoil lug, I'm not worried about that so much.
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Screws for the bases only.  Of course, some of it seeps into the surface between the two.

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I know a guy who used SuperGlue...
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normally just the base screws.but on the redfield design,i loctite one of the big screws on the back.
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Just the screws for the bases. Ever hopeful I'm going to win the lotto and put good scopes on all my rifles. Big Smile
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Same here... I blue Lock-Tite my base screws, but not ring screws.
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I blue loc-tite my bases, rings, and action screws cause I don't want them to move.
They all seem to loosen fine when desired.
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Blue on the base and keep the rings free
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Blue on the bases.  Nothing on the rings.  I move scopes too much.
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One more, blue just on the base.
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Loctite the base only.
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Yes to rings and bases ..Blue loctite ..comes off when needed without too much hassle
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Red loctite the bases....Clear nail polish the caps!
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Anyone know why Leupold says not to do this?
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I use blue on bases only and not on all of my guns.
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Blue Loctite on base screws and a couple of drops of red nail polish on to the top of ring screws so that it fills the gap inbetween the screw head and the side of the screw hole...
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I blue Loc-Tite the bases only.  However, I have a 300 Winchester Mag that I am going to begin to Loc-tite the Windage screws on the rear base of those Redfield bases..........
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