GLUE the scope bases?

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Clovis Man, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Clovis Man

    Clovis Man Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere, I think on this forum but can't find it, I saw a reference to gluing the scope bases to a .22 rifle when the rifle wasn't drilled. Made me curious, but now I can't find the article.

    What bases? Do you try to find something that fits the rifle, or simply rely on the glue/bedding compound/JB Weld or whatever to fit the gap in the contour?

    What is "sticky" enough to hold? I'd hate to do this and have the bases fall off when the glue dried.

    I've got this Model 34...

    Thanks,
    Earl
    Clovis, New Mexico USA
     
  2. Clovis Man

    Clovis Man Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally found the answer over on Rimfire Central. Fellow uses JB Weld to glue Weaver 43 bases to Rem 33 and 34 actions.
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Is the fellow using the JB weld to glue the base or is he using the JB weld to bed the base?

    I too use the JB weld to bed the base similar to this video ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6RopWI0-GE&feature=player_detailpage#t=206
     
  4. Clovis Man

    Clovis Man Well-Known Member

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    From what I recall, he was actually using it to GLUE the bases in place without drilling the rifle.
     
  5. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    Aws shucks I reckon you could stick it on with some chewing gum and a couple of zip ties.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt rely solely on jb weld for a scope base.

    I often use jb weld to bed bases like feenix has stated.
     
  7. roger7906

    roger7906 New Member

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    You might look up some info on gluing bases and such to shotgun barrels. I saw several site over the years about doing that but don't remember what they were recommending.
     
  8. Kennibear

    Kennibear Well-Known Member

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    Fearnowind

    Which zipties, the red ones or the blue ones....




    Just kidding!
    KB