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#7202716 - 06/19/18 09:18 PM Thread Protectors
Grizz Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
I just ordered a rifle that has a threaded barrel with a thread protector. I have no plans to get a brake or suppressor so the thread protector would stay on it if I don't have the barrel cut down two inches and re-crowned. My question is this:
Do the thread protector's come loose from shooting and is there a way to keep them from coming loose? Loctite seems like the obvious answer but I don't have any experience with thread protectors so I don't know if that would work or not.

#7202734 - 06/19/18 09:40 PM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: Grizz]
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Never really had a problem coming loose. You will naturally hand check it
I have about 4 guns with tps

#7202751 - 06/19/18 10:04 PM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: Grizz]
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Put some low strength LockTite on, and tighten by hand, all you can. Should be good to go.

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#7202861 - 06/20/18 06:35 AM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: FiremanJG]
GLC Offline

Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: BenBrook Texas
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Put some low strength LockTite on, and tighten by hand, all you can. Should be good to go.


#7204868 - 06/22/18 07:54 AM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: Grizz]
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A small o-ring from HD behind the thread protector will keep it on and makes removing easy.
Or a small dab of silicone.
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#7205684 - 06/22/18 09:51 PM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: Grizz]
easttxhoghunter Offline

Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 209
Loc: Crosby, Tx
Blue Loctite will do.
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#7206705 - 06/23/18 08:08 PM Re: Thread Protectors [Re: easttxhoghunter]
garyrapp55 Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
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Originally Posted By: easttxhoghunter
Blue Loctite will do.


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