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I bought some of this to use on my rings for my Bushmaster BA-50 .50 BMG rifle.
 
 
Has anyone worked with this stuff before? I've heard you can use it lightly as a powder on the inside of the rings, and I also heard it's best to mix it with a little denatured alcohol, then apply it. There are no directions of any kind on the container.  Bill T.
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rosin as a resin belongs to a group of varnishes and such can be chemically active on the metal-- ok for rodeos but. Have you tried double sided tape?
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I have, but the problem with most of it is when you torque the ring caps down, the stuff acts like Plastic-gage and squeezes out of the ends of the rings regardless of how much more narrow you make it than the rings themselves.  Bill T.
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wipe it off.
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Tape doesn't "wipe off". You would have to cut it with an Exacto Knife. That will cut into your scope. Scope tubes are made of Aluminum which is soft as butter compared to steel.  Bill T.

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get some MEK--(methyl ethyl ketone)
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A little amount is all that's needed. I learned of the rosin trick from the gunsmiths at Griffin & Howe so it's completely safe.
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I use it on every scope I mount and thats 2 to 3 a week. I have had them hold on everything and if you do need to take it off it will not scratch the tube and wipes off with a little alcholo (sp). I only use it on the lower part of the ring and have not had any troubles.

 

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I use it on every scope I mount and thats 2 to 3 a week. I have had them hold on everything and if you do need to take it off it will not scratch the tube and wipes off with a little alcholo (sp). I only use it on the lower part of the ring and have not had any troubles.

That is what I wanted to know. I already have my scope mounted, with the crosshairs nice and straight. I was thinking of just pulling the top ring caps off, one at a time, give each a dusting of the Rosin, then reinstalling them. That way I won't move the reticle. I seem to have a really hard time getting the crosshairs straight.  Bill T.
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Just make corresponding index marks on the top ring cap and scope tube with a marker or pencil.
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Originally posted by billt billt wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I use it on every scope I mount and thats 2 to 3 a week. I have had them hold on everything and if you do need to take it off it will not scratch the tube and wipes off with a little alcholo (sp). I only use it on the lower part of the ring and have not had any troubles.

That is what I wanted to know. I already have my scope mounted, with the crosshairs nice and straight. I was thinking of just pulling the top ring caps off, one at a time, give each a dusting of the Rosin, then reinstalling them. That way I won't move the reticle. I seem to have a really hard time getting the crosshairs straight.  Bill T.
 
I would put it on the bottom. When you loosen the screwes there is no real way to keep the scope from moving so just take it out and start over with it done right and you will never ever need to worry about it again.
 
 
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