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Old 10-27-2013, 13:26   #1
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Factory scope rings, loc tite?

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Just wondering if you loc tite your factory Mini 14 scope rings or is just tightening them down good enough to hold them in place?

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Old 10-27-2013, 14:22   #2
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Scope rings

I had to Loctite (blue) my Ruger rings, otherwise they quickly became loose. jimcx
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Old 10-27-2013, 15:04   #3
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Fingernail polish works great. You will absolutely need something to keep them tight. That's the little screws and the big ones that hold the mounts to the receiver.

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Thanks for the input guess I'll loc tite them, I just switched from Warne scope rings to Ruger factory 30mm low rings to get a better cheek weld with my Aimpoint 9000 red dot.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:50   #5
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Definitely Blue Loctite, it is a requirement! I just had to order 3 replacement clamp screws from Ruger because I did not Loctite them initially. Also use it on the large mount bolts, the front one on mine loosened up within 10 shots and I had it very tight.

Plus side, Ruger customer service is awesome, sent me the screws I needed no cost.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:17   #6
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I recommend purple Loctite for smaller screws. Even blue Loctite can be a bit much for the little ones.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:47   #7
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I went to the hardware store and found some small lock washers that fit. I tighten the screws with a screwdriver and have yet to have them come loose.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:43   #8
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I was thinking of mounting a scope so I was interested in this post. Did you degrease the threads before installing the mounts that were coming loose?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:58   #9
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Loctite? Yes, but the generic at Harbor Freight works fine.
Color? Blue
Degrease with isopropanol? Yes

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:40   #10
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If in a pinch with no loctite, use nail polish. Nail polish remover will degrease the bolts or use gun cleaning solvent that you use on cleaning your rifle with.
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Old 11-04-2013, 19:12   #11
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There is also the excellent "small fastener" GREEN Loctite made for small machine screws. I prefer it for all my gun hardware needs as it greatly reduces your chances of stripping out fasteners.

Available at your favorite auto-parts store.
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