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I noticed that is not the practice across the pond - why?

You could use 2 component epoxy to glue the scope to the rings as most gunsmiths do around here. I've glued all my scopes to the rings, and bases to the rifle because I've seen many to come loose on powerful rifles.

 

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Can I ask a question?

If you have dovetail scope rings, or lord behold double-dove tails. How would you remove a scope from your rifle for replacement or repair if you used epoxy?


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I was taught a trick from the gunsmiths at Griffin&Howe where they used a rosin on the inside of the scope mount rings to prevent slippage. They are a VERY prestigious firm that specializes in big bore customs.

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My brother had trouble with a Burris handgun scope moving in the rings.  Burris sent him some plastic/rubber shims that took care of the problem.
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I've used all sorts of stuff for this, from rosin to thin aluminum tape, to epoxy.  I generally move my scopes around too much to use epoxy, but it certainly works.

 

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The only problem that can occur with plastic tape type inserts is that they can degrade over time. Also told to me by the gunsmiths at Griffin & Howe. I do know from personal experience that the 3M type rubber adhesive applied to the inside of their rings has worked flawlessly for me for many years. It is a very light weight adhesive. You apply it to the inside of the rings, let dry and install your scope. It is what Buehler used  to coat their rings.

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When everything else fails, I do what my kids do- Apply small strips of skate board tape to the insides of the rings such that the rough side grabs the scope. This works especially well for Ruger rings on Casulls.
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Originally posted by catusbill catusbill wrote:

Can I ask a question?

If you have dovetail scope rings, or lord behold double-dove tails. How would you remove a scope from your rifle for replacement or repair if you used epoxy?

 

This is done on removable mounts

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I am interested in this topic. I solved my scope shift by using double dovetail mounts on most of my magnums. I have not noticed any shift in the rings on a 30mm Nikon 56mm scope.

I am preparing a new Savage 10FLP and it came with Burris front dovetail base and the standard two screws back base. With 1 inch rings and a scope less than 20 oz. will I see any shift on the scope from recoil over time?
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Originally posted by Bender Bender wrote:

I noticed that is not the practice across the pond - why?

You could use 2 component epoxy to glue the scope to the rings as most gunsmiths do around here. I've glued all my scopes to the rings, and bases to the rifle because I've seen many to come loose on powerful rifles.

 

I use epoxy on the rings and bases of all of my high power rifles.

First I spread a thin coat of epoxy on the bottom of the base before I bolt it down to the action then I put epoxy between the bottom of the base and the bottom of the ring base and tighten them down.

I usually mount the scope and see if it can be zeroed with plenty of elevation for what I want , later I take it off and epoxy the scope into the rings.

I have taken scopes off that I have epoxied to rings and it has not been too hard , Usually I can just twist or lightly hit up on the scope and it breaks free and the epoxy has never stuck solid to the scope tube.

It is not for every one but I personally like it .

 

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Red loctite works as well- both have the advantage of providing 100% surface area contact between the base and the receiver.
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Red Locktite sounds like a good idea, rubber cement maby,  but you boys with the two part epoxy and super glue scare me a little.
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