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Old 05-17-2013, 03:24 AM   #11
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JB Weld is epoxy with metal dust in it. There is nothing magical about it.



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Old 05-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
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No normal gun solvents will have any real effect on epoxy. As a temporary fix, I think it would work OK. I could never recommend it as a permanent installation method.



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Slow drying epoxy is plenty strong for sight installion. Just degrease well. And rough up the contact surfaces. To remove just heat with a torch and twist off.

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Slow drying epoxy is plenty strong for sight installion. Just degrease well. And rough up the contact surfaces. To remove just heat with a torch and twist off.
Finally, someone making sense.
"...heat ...vibrations ...last for a while then fall off" ??
Firstly this is a solution for your own rifle only!

In the case of my first N. trapline rifle. an old Rem pump with undrilled receiver, I JB welded a pivot mount and front site on this rifle. Since then it has been carried on horseback (bucked off once thanks to wolf on path), Argo, canoe and snowmobile. Notice the shiny 0% blueing finish? That doesn't come from hanging on the gun rack!
Will fall off in time? Yeh, I don't think so. That was 1970 when I mounted that scope! My secret is to roughen up the surfaces (see quote) and use MEK (methyl ethyl keytone) as cleaner.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:38 AM   #15
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Default Epoxies for scope mounts

My old Rem pump mount may have been done with another epoxy, not JB. It was so long ago, I can't remember.
More current... I've used this rifle for "only" 12 years! Hasn't fallen off yet.



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