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Old 08-14-2013, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by OpticsCamp
Everybody here is right. You don't want any scope movement.

I don't know about some of the other brands, but Warne recommends 25 ft lb of torque on bases and rings, most other rings are comparable. I've never used Loctite on Warne or Talley rings and I haven't had any problems.

***You made a typo and actually mean "25 In/lbs of torque"!
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:34 PM
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Sometimes the base screws are too long and even though they appear tight, the base is not. First, i verify each base screw will firmly hold the base to the action separately. If i find a long one i carefully sand it down with very fine Emory cloth until it fits. I use blue loctite on base screws.

Burris has a good ring called a Signature Zee. They have an insert that really helps prevent scope movement in the ring

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006
***You made a typo and actually mean "25 In/lbs of torque"!
Oops! Thanks for pointing that out. Fingers move faster than the brain sometimes.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:52 AM
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Whoa...hold up here. My guess is that you have a scope with a 1" tube mounted on 30mm rings. At least that is what is sounds like to me.
That is the first thing I would check. Also, you don't have to super tighten the ring screws. Most guys over tighten them and cause damage to the scope tube. The recommended torque is 15-20 inch pounds which isn't a whole lot.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000
Whoa...hold up here. My guess is that you have a scope with a 1" tube mounted on 30mm rings. At least that is what is sounds like to me.
That is the first thing I would check. Also, you don't have to super tighten the ring screws. Most guys over tighten them and cause damage to the scope tube. The recommended torque is 15-20 inch pounds which isn't a whole lot.
Read back a few posts...he stated after checking, the bases were loose and he fixed it...
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:27 PM
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blue Loctite all the way...also I take a finetip silver permanent marker and make a very very small line/dot on the ring and the scope once its set just so you can quick look at the marker lines and see if they line up or moved.
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