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MaGoo Idaho 02-22-2013 02:58 PM

Windage adjustments bases
 
Three times I have had loose windage screws on Leupold std mounting base (dovetail front/windage rear). Two times I have had broken windage screws. The first time someone told me that you have to use Leupold bases and rings, or they would loosen. I am getting a lot of old age moments at times, but I do believe they were tightened down. But it was before I had a torque wrench . Yesterday I got back from the range with M-99 .358 that had been giving me fits with accuracy. Of course I was blaming the scope. I decided to swap scopes, then is when I found the windage screws about a half turn loose. I put the torque wrench on them and before it got any where 45 in/lbs the screw broke. I also have some rifles that have windage adjustment base that have never loosened. Should I use some locktight on the windage screws?

danf_fl 02-22-2013 04:01 PM

I always use some loctite. I do not have such a hard hitter as yours, but, with mine, I never had the screws come loose.

I also do not retighten screws. The torque applied the first time does stretch the screw and does make it susceptible to breaking.
I buy new screws.

Stacheyboots 02-22-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl
I always use some loctite. I do not have such a hard hitter as yours, but, with mine, I never had the screws come loose.

I also do not retighten screws. The torque applied the first time does stretch the screw and does make it susceptible to breaking.
I buy new screws.

New screws are always the way to go.


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