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  Mounting Scope
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:25:44 AM » by typhoon84
Hi guys,

When I was finished shooting my Remington 700 Police (.308) last Saturday, I noticed that the scope has moved forward as I didn't tighten the screws enough  Embarrassed

Do you suggest to use blue loctite or just use allen keys and tighten well? What do you think about the 'Wheeler Fat Torque Wrench Screwdiver'? It's a bit expensive in my opinion and you're not going to use it a lot; also I think it's handy for an engineer  Cheesy

Thanks and have a nice day Smiley

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  Re: Mounting Scope
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 09:53:17 AM » by RB
Allen keys. You DO need to tighten the screws, however at the other extreme don't just keep winding madly or you will crimp (squash) the scope.

You could also wind some black electrical tape (just ONE turn) round the scope where the mounts are, to avoid any marks at all and to help with seating, a form of gasket.

I don't know what mounts you have but four screw top ones are usually used for springer airgunning, which are HARDER on scopes than most firearms, and when properly done up the scope won't move.

I'm wary of torque-anything, except on cylinder heads where they are necessary - relying on feel works best for me. This because then nature of the surfaces, whether oiled or dry, etc, will trick the device.

RB
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  Re: Mounting Scope
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 11:41:17 AM » by Quantumshot
If you use standard mounts don't expect this not to happen.

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  Re: Mounting Scope
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 16:38:30 PM » by typhoon84
Thanks for your replies. I am using Leupold quick release mounts. Next time I make sure to tighten the screws well and check them between shots  Wink
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  Re: Mounting Scope
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 18:28:57 PM » by bergerbullets

here are some guidelines for this, if you do it well you won't have issues.

Scope base screws 30 inch-lbs "MAX"

Scope ring screws (Aluminum Rings) 10-15 inch-lbs "MAX"

Scope ring screws (Steel Rings) 15-20 inch-lbs "MAX"

You don't have to buy the wrench, just ask for one when you're tightening the optic. the best value for money is the Borka Enterprises Multi Setting Torque Driver. best investment and easy to carry if travelling
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  Re: Mounting Scope
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 18:47:08 PM » by typhoon84
Thanks Rod for the info.  Smiley
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