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Old 05-13-2017, 02:49 PM
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What is your experience of screws becoming loosened when firing a 10/22 ?

Yesterday when I took my new 10/22 auto to the range, the screws on the scope mount and those on the scope rings all came loose after about 50 rounds.

Is this normal ? Is LockTite the answer ?

Thanks.

Hanagan

PS: I should add that I have a fiber-type buffer on order, but it has not arrived.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:59 PM
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The buffer will help, but I always use loctite on all screws on a firearm. Blue for most of them, but purple (light hold) for the tiny ones.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:08 PM
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Don't over do it. Just a dab on each screw will work. When you do the base, remove the bolt first, and make sure that none gets into the receiver.
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Wink it IS NORMAL on a new 10/22

same problem with mine, front sight nearly fell off and scope rail screws loosened up after about 100 rds. blue Loctite, never again!!
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:53 PM
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Thumbs up excellent suggestion

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Don't over do it. Just a dab on each screw will work. When you do the base, remove the bolt first, and make sure that none gets into the receiver.
I apply with a tooth pick, put a dab on the bottom of the screw threads so as you screw it in it spreads the sealer over the length of the hole. it does not take much. I have heard about people who glued there bolt to the receiver! notice that the scope rail screw holes go all the way into the inside of the receiver!!
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A little blue loctite on the scope base screws. I don't use it on my rings though, just a torque driver at 18-20 in/lbs on the screws. Never had one come loose on me on any gun yet.
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My 10/22 screw is also loose! I have one that cost more than an AR. I use blue loc tite on base only not on rings.
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I always use blue loctite on base and ring screws, and torque to the lower end of the manufacturer's recommended value. Vortex puts a sign on every one of their scopes saying the maximum torque on the ring screws is 18 in-lbs. With a touch of blue loctite and mounting at 17 in-lbs, even high-power magnum rifles have not loosened a scope I have mounted.
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The scope mounting rail that attaches to the top of the receiver should get Loctite "blue"but be very careful not to over tighten those very small screws. I have never ever had to Loctite my scope rings.
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Thank you all.

I'm pleased to learn that the problem I had is not unique to my 10/22 and is relatively easy to fix.
At the time I posted my question in this section of RFC, I mentioned this same issue to a friend in southern Illinois, who has been my " go to " guy on many gun- related matters.
It appears that there is uniminity in that a little blue Loctite will solve the issue.
I never fail to get the needed answers from friends and fellow members here and in different sections of this forum.
Thanks everyone.
Hanagan
BTW: I love the 10/22 !
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