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My buddy just mounted my new Kahles for me and he said the Leupold mounts say there not suppose use loc-tite is this ok or should i take them off and put loc-tite on.  We wiped them down like they said and got all the oil off but i've always been told to use it.

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Originally posted by duke7581 duke7581 wrote:

My buddy just mounted my new Kahles for me and he said the Leupold mounts say there not suppose use loc-tite is this ok or should i take them off and put loc-tite on.  We wiped them down like they said and got all the oil off but i've always been told to use it.

 

I have never use Loc-Tite on my rings. Never needed to.

 

I DO however use Loc-Tite on the bottom of my Badger Picatinney rail to keep water from wicking underneath it and rusting. 

 

Good shooting!! Lucky guy gets the Kahles!!!!!!!!!! 

Please post some pics for us.

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 I have always used it sparingly on base screws, but agree with cheaptrick that it probably isn't necessary. It is aways a good idea to de-grease though, because an oil film between two relatively large, perfectly fitting surfaces such as reciever/base or ring/tube will prevent full contact of the parts to one another. You tighten the screws, and six months later it rattles because the oil evaporated or wicked out over time. Apply oil or Loc-tite to such fit-ups after tightening them down and it will do no harm. Screws are another story. Those prone to loosening by vibration,etc. should have Loc-tite applied sparingly to the threads at final assembly.
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We have never used Loc-Tite here either.  We have had to drill rings and or bases off of customer's guns because they used it.  Most of the time you can get a Loc-Tited screw to break loose if you heat it up with a small torch and use a professional grade driver and bit (Wheeler Engineering).

 

We mounted scopes on more than our share of rifles over the last 30 years and have never had any screws come loose.  In fact they require less torque than you would imagine to hold tight.

 

If you just gotta use it, then use the 222.

 

222 Threadlocker Low Strength/Small Screw

Low strength threadlocker. Designed for precision metal fasteners under 3/4". Protects threads from rust and corrosion. Removable with hand tools. Available Worldwide

Typical Applications
Set screws, adjustment screws, calibration screws, meters, gauges.

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i use to lock tite everthing then like chris said i had to drill every thing off when i wanted to upgrage my scopes and base on some of my rifles!! i dont use lock tite no more and have not had a  problem with them holding i just clean all the oil off and one of the best things  bought was a torque driver /wheeler fat wrench .i bet most everyone has them way to tight 25 inch/pounds it not alot torque

 

 

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thanks guys

 

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