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What Happened To My Scope Rings? #6973912
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I have a Remmy 700 w/a Burris XTR II 4-20x50 mounted w/ Talley Tactical 34mm rings & 20moa rail. I haven't handled the gun in about 2 months. Last night I pulled it out of the safe & damn scope was in an odd location. When I tilted the gun the scope slid thru the rings! The scope is sliding thru the rings like they were never tightened. I torqued them to Burris' specs (I believe 22 in/lb) w/a Wheeler Fat Wrench. What could have happened?


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Re: What Happened To My Scope Rings? [Re: LFD2037] #6973980
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Idk but I'll be watching this closely as I have same scope and rings eek2


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No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge


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Gunsafe gremlins, no doubt!




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Re: What Happened To My Scope Rings? [Re: LFD2037] #6974010
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Contacted Talley via email & they responded quickly. They want to assess the rings & screws so they're sending me a new set w/a return label. I checked the screws w/torque wrench set @ ~22 in/lbs & they turn relatively easy. I can only assume the screws stretched???


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Re: What Happened To My Scope Rings? [Re: LFD2037] #6974056
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Maybe your torque wrench is off?

I use blue loc-tite on my rings. Helps to avoid issues like this.

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Originally Posted By: patriot07
. . .I use blue loc-tite on my rings. Helps to avoid issues like this.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^

i loc-tite all screws, bases, and rings.

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Originally Posted By: maximum
Originally Posted By: patriot07
. . .I use blue loc-tite on my rings. Helps to avoid issues like this.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^

i loc-tite all screws, bases, and rings.


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Re: What Happened To My Scope Rings? [Re: LFD2037] #6974089
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I used blue loctite on all screws/bolts.


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Re: What Happened To My Scope Rings? [Re: RiverRider] #6974312
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Well then \/\/

Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Gunsafe gremlins, no doubt!



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Uuhhh...what's \/\/ ??? ( I have a feeling I'm about to feel really dumb. Again.)




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Inverted ^^ is my guess


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Originally Posted By: TCB
Inverted ^^ is my guess


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No, they are supposed to be pointing down at the quote from myself...JG's responding to "I used blue loctite on all screws/bolts" with "well then, gunsafe gremlins."

And that must be the case. Those little bastards will pee on guns making them rust, rattle 'em around so they get dinged up stocks, and all manner of meanness. I've always suspected it, but this is the first time I've heard of them actually using tools.





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^^Does not exist 180° out, on my phone

So I improvised...



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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
^^Does not exist 180° out, on my phone

So I improvised...


That is funny. Always finds a way clap

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***Update***
Found the issue. When I went to remove the scope, both rings were busted in half! Appears to be a design flaw. The rail mount pushes into the ring area.


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Some other rifle slammed into it.



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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Some other rifle slammed into it.

Nope. Not possible. Each one has its own holder. And if this was billet, like they claim, it would've bent not broke. I believe it to be cast aluminum!


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The set that I have got used, really used, and I never a problem. I wonder what happened here.



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I have no idea!!! I've babied the crap out of this rig. ZERO abuse. Were yours coated like mine?


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If you look where the rail mounting 'bracket' pushes against the bottom of the ring (right where it broke) it appears that part pushes into the ring (right where it broke). I believe this should be milled w/a greater tolerance. It appears there's zero tolerance.


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How can they get greater tolerance from zero tolerance?

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