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I'm about to mount a scope onto my Ruger 10/22. Im going to use loctite blue on the base, but what about the ring caps?
 
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Yeah, I'd use a dot of the blue on the ring caps too as I've had issues with them backing off a little.
 
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Clear nail polish,used for decades,and that on all my rifles from 22 all the way up to 300 ultra mag..
Scopes sometime fail and you might want to replace without a bunch of hassle.
 
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This is what I use. ADM recommended it for their mount and specifically said not to use Loctite.

Vibra-TITE
 
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I just mounted a scope on a CZ, Warne rings. I about never use loctite. If I was, a little on the base screws would be O.K.

Those grip screws on the P238 and P938 need the loctite.
 
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Originally posted by Fire Away:
This is what I use. ADM recommended it for their mount and specifically said not to use Loctite.

Vibra-TITE


What FireAway says. A older retired NCO I met at the Quantico gun club years ago advised this to be much better then loctite. More options,adjustable, and still solid as a rock. Do not get the tube. Get the 30 ml bottle.



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Ido unless its says specifically not too. I beleive KDG also recommends Vibratite


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I never use loctite on rings or bases. Never had aproblem except when I bought a rifle and scope and when I wanted to take the scope off, had to use a heat gun, then torch, then finally drill out the screws because they wouldn't turn because previous owner had glued them down. Could be he just used the wrong glue... but I find it unnecessary in all but maybe the most extreme cases.

I especially would not glue them on a rimfire.



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Quality rings and bases don't need anything other than proper torquing.
 
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The purple loctite is made for the smaller screws like those used in scope rings.

Been using it for years on guns and will continue.



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Another for no need with the proper tool(s) and torqued to spec...
 
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I cannot imagine the need for thread locker on a 10/22. I don't use it on rifles chambered for 308 Winchester.
Want to? Fine.
Necessary if the screws are tightened properly? No.




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Absolutely not necessary.


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Not unless I have a problem. I torque to spec and havent had an issue besides when I was just getting started and used crap mounts.
 
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For something less difficult to break free, paint clean threads with a tiny bit of Testors model paint, let dry, and assemble. Threads will lock just fine, and a bottle of is less than 2 dollars.

Nail polish is another low cost option, and if you are married/have a girlfriend/have a "differing lifestyle", chances are you already have access to it Big Grin




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Ive used blue loctite for years, and loved it. UNTIL I found Vibratite.

VibraTite can be reused several times.

Both work, but I would honestly advise you to pick up some non-permanent VibraTite. It is good stuff.

And YES you always use some sort of thread locker on any and everything that is bolted to a gun. If you don't, its an improper installation. Exceptions are properly designed vibration resistant mounts.


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Thanks, just ordered some Vibra-tite. Going to use it on the mount. Probably will use just a very small bit on the rings if any.
 
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I would never use loctite on a scope. Just asking for trouble in the future.



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I'll use blue locktite for attaching the bases to the rifle, but never had a need to use them on the scope rings.
 
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Depends for me. Anything with a good bit of recoil or duty use gets blue loctite on everything. Anything justs get blue on the bases. Have used vibratite as well. Haven't noticed a different when taking something apart thats had one vs the other on it. If I don't use loctite then I grease the threada before torquing them down. Another thing I always do with scopes is using rosin on the rings to prevent any slipping.
 
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