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Loose Front Bead

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GoDawgs, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. GoDawgs

    GoDawgs Member

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    My front bead has come loose. It’s a standard white front bead, nothing fancy.

    I’ve tried to attach it back to the rib with blue loctite and also plumber’s tape. The hole is just too sloppy, neither of those two methods can get it to “bite” tight enough to make it stay in place and withstand the movement/blast of shooting.

    Is there any other product that would be a little thicker than loctite or plumbers tape? Maybe some type of adhesive?
     
  2. 687_SP_II

    687_SP_II TS Member

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    Fill hole with epoxy or anything that will stay hard , redrill and tap.
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    You stripped the threads. I did too, so I epoxied it in with JB Weld. It has
    worked fine and not loosened. Loctite won't do it.
     
  4. 87AA

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    Loctite makes a metal filled epoxy that can be tapped.

    Also, you can just go without any beads at all. My guess is that your score won't show any difference.
     
  5. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Auh Oh!!!
     
  6. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Just fill with the epoxy. Don't try to tap it, epoxy is not hard enough. If you ever want to remove it, you can just break it loose from the epoxy.
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Retap it to a larger thread size... if you've not already got it to 6-48.

    WW
     
  8. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Whiz has it, unless you are too large for that cure.

    I seem to think there was a #8 size Bradley style bead around, I used it on 1100 field barrels that had the smooth bead insert.

    Love the JB. Used it to fix everthing but the cat.

    HM
     
  9. GoDawgs

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    Hi Guys,
    Quick update on this.....yesterday, I tried dickgtax's idea of the JB weld. Seems to be holding pretty tight. I'll shoot some rounds on Thursday and see if it breaks loose but I think it looks promising. After letting it dry for a while, the bead isn't movable with a small amount of force. It seems like I'd have to put some elbow grease into it to make it move. Obviously, that's exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks to everyone for their advice on this. If this doesn't hold, I will have to move towards a bigger size front bead and re-tap....
     
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