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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShopMonkey View Post
    I screw down finger tight with an extra little bit, let the thread locker do the work, its there to reduce the stress on the screw not just to keep it in place.
    Thanks for the tip! I've never overtightened my screws (but admittedly have over-loctited them once), but have been tightening them tighter than how you describe.
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    some never learn
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    I am not going to hobble to the basement to look for the proper name. I have a Wheeler "Fat Boy" i think it is called. It is a torque driver for mounting optics. I think mine is set at 12 inch pounds for scope rings and such. I am not sure how many battery changes that I have done on the Red Dot. I got a set of replacement screws more on principle than need. I use Loctite blue. I put a dab on the bench and just touch the few bottom screw threads to it. Seems to work well for me.

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    ETA: I have used the cheapo Allen wrenches that come with optics. I have buggered up screw heads that way. I keep a box of gunsmith assortment screws; it has come in handy from time-to-time.
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    I hope this becomes a sticky and this is sort of theads that I most value. As I get older optics are almost becoming mandatory and knowing how to properly secure them is essential.

    Thanks much ShopMonkey.
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    Just as an experiment, I've been shooting and dry firing my original RMRed V3 slide for months now with absolutely NO threadlocker of any kind on the RMR screws, and they have not backed out at all; it's held zero this entire time. I wouldn't recommend that as a standard practice, but it is a good frame of reference for how little locktight you actually need.

    If they'll stay in place and hold zero with nothing, one miniscule drop on the bottom few threads should be all you'll need to ensure an absolute rock solid mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MesserMan View Post
    Just as an experiment, I've been shooting and dry firing my original RMRed V3 slide for months now with absolutely NO threadlocker of any kind on the RMR screws, and they have not backed out at all; it's held zero this entire time. I wouldn't recommend that as a standard practice, but it is a good frame of reference for how little locktight you actually need.

    If they'll stay in place and hold zero with nothing, one miniscule drop on the bottom few threads should be all you'll need to ensure an absolute rock solid mount.
    you sure you got it all out of the threads in the slide?

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    I don’t even know how you got the others out? Easy out? Damn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShopMonkey View Post
    you sure you got it all out of the threads in the slide?
    Honestly I'm not sure about that. I didn't do anything particular to clean it up after the last battery change; just ran the new screws in and out a couple times to make sure there the threads weren't excessively gunky.

    I normally use Vibratite VC3 threadlocker after having it recommended by a gunsmith who deals with a lot of stuck screws.
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