Action screws backing out

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by rocky_lange, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. rocky_lange

    rocky_lange Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    My front action screw starts backing out after 10 shots or so. It is on a Weatherby Accumark in 30-378 with the stock stock. What kind of LocTite can I use and still be able to remove in the future?

    This rifle has the internal aluminum frame inside the stock. The flat of the action sits on the flat of the aluminum frame. Would I see a big improvement in accuracy by bedding the action? Or would my time and money be better spent elsewhere?

  2. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Bed the action

    Usualy when screws back out it is because their is springing in the bedding bed the rifle and it should be fixed don't rely on loctite as it won't shoot anyway.

    Cheers Bill


  3. hogwild

    hogwild Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2006
    Yep, my 338-378 did the exact same thing but required less shots to be fired. Like Wild Bill said don't waste your time with loc-tite, get it skim beded. I had Fiftydriver fix mine up and I never had another issue with the screws coming loose, it even shot a whole lot better to boot, who would have thunk it.:D