View Full Version : Ruger 10/22 scope mount. Loctite or no loctite?

09-28-2011, 9:28 PM
I just recently bought a new Ruger 10/22. I have a cheapy Simmons 3-9x32 on the way. I've read that some people like to use Loctite Blue to help hold scopes in place. Is this necessary? How many people do it?

09-28-2011, 10:02 PM
I wouldn't bother.

09-28-2011, 10:09 PM
I do it because I have had scopes move on large guns. It doesnt take much. Dab a toothpick in the bottle then put a small drip on the screws. But this is a .22 so you dont need to truly.

09-28-2011, 10:50 PM
you will on the scope mount base screws that attach the rail to the receiver. since it is easy to strip those screw holes and they do loosen as you shoot.

i suggest you do use loctite with the receiver stripped so you don't lock the bolt in place from the excess dripping down.

09-28-2011, 11:24 PM
blue loctite those screw and don't drip.

09-28-2011, 11:50 PM
Just a dab of blue loctite and don't, for the love of everything you love, over tighten those screws. It is obscenely easy to strip the threads.

09-29-2011, 3:03 AM
For mounting the scope itself, I don't think it's necessary on a 10/22, but I did use Loctite on the scope mount rail. I had problems with it coming loose, but a little Loctite and it has not moved in almost a year, several thousand rounds and countless cleanings.

Just a note, when I use Loctite, I give it up to 48 hours to set and usually wait a few days to fire the gun. I know the instructions don't come near that, but I've found with Loctite in firearms, it needs time to properly bond with the metal or it will just not hold, especially under the heat and recoil of a firearm, even a 10/22.

09-29-2011, 10:39 AM
Thanks guys. Looks like the "Yes"s have it. I'll make sure to take the precautions noted in this thread.

09-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Very little of the blue loctite, and put it on the screws, not the threaded hole on the receiver.

09-29-2011, 1:02 PM
+1000 for blue loctite

09-29-2011, 1:41 PM
I had to use Locktight on my 10/22 scope base. If I did not the base would come loose. There was no option for me. I say just do it and be done with it.

Mike's Custom
09-29-2011, 2:09 PM
No loctite. The aluminum is to soft and to thin. If you MUST use loctite then use the BLUE like others have said. I use CLEAR finger nail polish on the screw thread. This acts like blue loctite but you can disassemble the bolt and put a drop of lacquer thinner on the screw holes and it will soften the polish and let the screws come right out. I have never lost a screw or a mount loosen up on a 10/22 doing it this way. Only once have I had to remove the bolt and use Lac-Thin to the way I described.

09-29-2011, 2:10 PM
I locktite my scope base in place to the receiver and that's it. Not needed on the rings.

09-30-2011, 11:08 AM
I just mounted a Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 on a Tikka T3 Lite 30-06 rifle. I used dednutz's base and rings. They specifically stipulated that if you used Loctite, you'd void the warranty on the rings/base.


10-05-2011, 1:47 PM
I use and will continue to use Loctite 222.