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Adjustable comb coming loose

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    The set screws on my adjustable comb keep coming loose. Any suggestions?
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    run them in with a dab of red locktite
     
  3. 687_SP_II

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    DO NOT use red loctite. That takes heat to loosen. Use blue locktite or thread locker. This will hold but will be able to be removed if needed.
     
  4. GW22

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    Guys, it's not 1978. There are at least 15 different Loctite thread-locking agents now and color alone doesn't fully define them.

    For small set-screws in an adjustable comb, you want Loctite 220 or 222. If it makes you feel good, the 220 is blue and the 222 is purple. The latter allows easier removal.

    -Gary
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Yep I should have specified its the new red gel style thread lock I use,..it is the same strength as the old blue liquid
     
  6. JLYON

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    use clear finger nail polish in will hold and loosen when you need it to
     
  7. ImpalaBob

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    Get new SELF LOCKING set screws or knurled points. Website above.
     
  8. Go Fish

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    If you do not want to put lock-tite on screw, if there is room, tighten set screw and then put a second set screw in and tighten it. Easy to remove when needed.

    Ed Fish
    Racine, WI
     
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    Non setting PTFE paste works well. Also known as thread sealant for pipe fittings. A little dab will do ya and you can easily loosen the set screws when you want. A small tube can be bought at your local hardware store for under five bucks and will last forever - you might even find yourself using it around the house on minor plumbing jobs.
     
  10. cubancigar2000

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    I second the clear finger nail polish. Everybodies wife has some and it will hold yet come loose when you want it to
     
  11. Stl Flyn

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    Hammer drill! Just kidding.
     
  12. Rods Custom Stocks

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    Don't just put a band-aid on it that won't last! Re-do the comb with good quality hardware that won't come loose. There are several choices to choose from. If you need my assistance please call me.

    Rod....419-347-6403
     
  13. maka

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    I have a Browning which always came loose. I took 1 screw out and went to local Ace Hsrdware. Showed clerk screw and asked if they had a longer one. Screw was metric and they had longer one. Problem sovled. Good Luck.
     
  14. ED'S GUN NUT HUT

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    The comb on my Perazzi MX-15 always moves up.
     
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