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#5509107 - 12/30/14 05:02 PM How to keep scope from moving in rings
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I think my scope has moved in the rings about 3/16" since I mounted it 200-300 rounds ago. BUT, if it has moved it has moved back toward me. I would think scopes would move forward under recoil -- is that always true?

After the season, I want to move it forward because it's a .300WM and I'm always flirting with scope wounds. What's a good way to ensure it doesn't move? Locktite on the body, double sided tape?
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#5509123 - 12/30/14 05:09 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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what rings are you using? i shoot a 300 win mag with mark 4 rings on my vortex never had any issues.. i torque it to specs
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#5509203 - 12/30/14 05:42 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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Leupold one-piece mount and Leupold rings. I didn't have a torque wrench for the hex head bolts, so just tightened "very tight". It may NOT have moved, but I seem to recall putting the scope as far forward in the rings and it would go, and now it isn't that far forward -- but, it's been 2 or 3 years, so I could be wrong about that.
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#5509209 - 12/30/14 05:45 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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some dont like locktite but i use it on my base screws and ring screws. i use the blue locktite not the red.
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#5509212 - 12/30/14 05:46 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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never used locktite on the body just the screws.
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#5509294 - 12/30/14 06:11 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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I use it on the screws, too. But I was thinking it might work on the body as well.
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#5509346 - 12/30/14 06:28 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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has the POI shifted?
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#5509441 - 12/30/14 07:02 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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I couldn't say as I've re-checked the zero many times during that time period.
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#5509566 - 12/30/14 07:59 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
I couldn't say as I've re-checked the zero many times during that time period.


Huh? Sorry that doesn't make sense to me? When you shoot it does the POI change?

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#5509620 - 12/30/14 08:30 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: Deerhunter61]
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John Barsness has recommended putting a strip of electrical tape between the ring surface and the scope body. It makes no difference which side gets the tape stickum. Then torque the ring screws to around 20" lbs, or whatever the manufacturer says.
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#5509632 - 12/30/14 08:42 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
I couldn't say as I've re-checked the zero many times during that time period.


Huh? Sorry that doesn't make sense to me? When you shoot it does the POI change?


Oh, you mean does it change within a shooting session? No.
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#5509633 - 12/30/14 08:43 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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I'll try the tape trick, thanks! And, I think I'll get a torque wrench, too.
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#5509654 - 12/30/14 08:52 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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Do your rings only have one screw on each side of the scope tube, or two? So is there four cap screws total, per ring?

I use the low hold Locktite mounting base to action, and cap screws to rings. And have had to disassemble them a year later, or more, and was able to get them apart. However all my cap screws use Torx heads, so I have a great deal of surface area of tool to fastener.

Options:

Try the tape trick
Use the Locktite
Yes, get a F.A.T. wrench no matter what.

If that doesn't fix it,

Lap those rings, or
Replace those rings with better rings.

There are rings on the market that if someone goes to lap them, they lose their warranty, becaust they were machined so well in the first place that they didn't need to be lapped.
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#5509733 - 12/30/14 09:19 PM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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There's just one screw on each side. These are the std. rings.
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#5509965 - 12/31/14 01:35 AM Re: How to keep scope from moving in rings [Re: postoak]
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Had one that the scope shifted for sure on, not sure why and was years ago but the tape trick worked on it. That was on my first scoped rifle and scope. Scope was on that rifle over 15 years with the tape before I changed it out, never shifted or lost zero after putting the tape on.

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