Thread lock advice......!?

Discussion in 'Tips, tricks and tutorials' started by David Aston, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. David Aston

    David Aston New Member

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    I’m a brand new member, been shooting for a while but only just discovered this forum. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on using thread lock on scope mounts. I have an Air Arms TX200hc and Daystate Airanger.
    Thanks, David.
     
  2. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    Welcome David.

    I have never found any need to thread lock scope mounts, not with fullbore firearms and certainly not with air rifles, even springers.

    Just snug the mount to scope rail up sensibly tight and firm down the scope ring bolt a little more than finger tight gripping the short arm of an allen key and you should be fine.
     
  3. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Alternatively go the Holy route and use copious amounts of super-glue just to make sure...;)
     
  4. uk_stretch

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    I use a torque wrench at settings a little below what Sportsmatch list on their site. Not had anything come loose yet -PCP, Gas Ram and springer.

    But I am paranoid and I happen to own a good low torque wrench so maybe just “finger tight” would be OK but there is an element of learning potentially in that approach.

    Stretch
     
  5. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Like Neil says, shouldnt be needed with quality mounts. If you decide you do need it then make sure you use a "soft " one cos you will need to undo them.
     
  6. Wheelieneilie

    Wheelieneilie Member

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    I use the blue threadlock on every screw on my springer and scope mounts. There is never a problem breaking the sesl when needed and none have ever come loose.
     
  7. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    Only ever had cheap scope mounts move. You know the ones, badged up by a brand, but cheap junk.

    Sports match or BKL won’t have issues.
     
  8. Sc0

    Sc0 New Member

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    Blue Loctite 242 or Vibratite.

    This goes for just about all fasteners on powderburners or airguns.
     
  9. shaun elliott

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  10. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    shaun elliott Active Member

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    Well Connor I use clear on my fingers and red on my toes lol
     
  12. David Aston

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    Thanks everyone for replying, probably is a bit over kill using thread-lock.
    What are people’s views on using a one piece scope mount......?
     
  13. Adam

    Adam Active Member

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    It’s a good idea on a springer, but not necessary if using quality mounts.
    No point on a PCP. It doesn’t hurt but can limit your scope position options and make loading awkward.
     
  14. Andy B

    Andy B New Member

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    Has anyone used PTFE tape on the threads? I tend to do this on my mountain bikes as it prevents bolts from rattling loose but also stops the fastener from seizing up
     

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