Originally Posted by texan79
I have used the blue locktite on my bases for years. (base to action only). I wanted to get opinions on this practice. Whats yours?
In 'Accurizing the Factory Rifle' by M.L. McPherson, he reccomends and illustrates the use of Loctite 609 (a 'Retaining Compound') for this. It's not a thread locker compound.
There's many different Loctite products beyond the well known 'thread lockers', so you have to be careful when using the term 'Loctite'. I've used 609 a couple of times, it helps fill in voids and does some 'retaining', but it's almost like a cheap, easy bedding job for your bases. But now I don't use anything and haven't noticed any ill effects and it'll make life a lot easier when I need to remove the rail.
Problem with all this stuff is when you go to remove it...I think I found that rubbing the stuff with Gun Scrubber was about the best 'solvent' I could find even after calling Loctite directly and asking what they reccomended for this.
They, of course, reccomended another Loctite product, a gasket remover in an aerosol can, I believe that cost a whopping $20 and didn't do squat. Usually between acetone, paint thinner, lacquer thinner, toluene, gun scrubber, etc. you can find something that will work on this kind of thing.
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