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How to secure a loose MX8 front bead?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tractorboy, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. tractorboy

    tractorboy Member

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    What is the best way to secure a loose factory front bead on an MX8 so that it won't keep turning sideways when you shoot?
     
  2. Sky Buster

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    Use blue lock-tite. Also called thread locker.Leave it set-up
    for at least 12 hours.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If you don't want to wait 12 hours use a little 5 minute epoxy. HMB
     
  4. trim tab

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    Don't keep turning it until it is tight or you might snap it off. Tighten a little and then back off the bead and re-tighten, back off the bead and then re-tighten. Will keep going little by little.
     
  5. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Unscrew it the rest of the way and put on a HiViz with blue loctite.
     
  6. atexaspete

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    Yeah, put on a hi-viz, so you have something bright and pretty to stare at while the bird keeps on going.
     
  7. grunt

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    I use to cut a small sliver of plastic and drop it in the hole, replace front sight and it will snug right down.
     
  8. falklr

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    use clear fingernail polish. it stays tight but you won't need a hammer and chisel to free it if you decide to change the bead.
     
  9. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I always clipped a #8 shot pellet in half and maybe a little piece off the half and drop it in the whole and snug down..always stays put after that
     
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