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Old April 16th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #1
 
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Barrel retaining block loose.

IMG_0110.JPGTook apart my 10/22 to clean after a prairie dog session. Around 75 rounds. I found that the retaining block Allen screws were loose. Wondering if any one else has experienced this. I torqued this to the required torque with no thread locking compound just like the instructions suggested. When I put it back together I torqued it pretty hard with blue lock tight this time. Should I expect to see change in poi. If I do that's too bad I was getting around 1/4" 50 yard groups. I will repost after bench session. Any input from experienced folks is appreciated.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 03:05 PM   #2
 
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I had the same issue with my Clarke barrel. But that was after about 1000-1500 rounds. They were not necessarily "loose" but they were not nearly as tight as when I mounted the barrel.

I never used loc-tite though.
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First do you think it was bad to use lock tight. I used the blue stuff.
Second it did change POI just slightly.

I have installed the new Brimstone single stage trigger 2# 6oz. I didn't improve group size but I can do it more consistently than with the BX trigger.

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Not sure it was bad using the blue loctite. If you ever need to remove it again, you may find it difficult, but that's about it. I would expect the POI to change slightly. That seems normal and it looks like you have got sighted back in pretty good.
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if you choose to locktite, be sure the lockdown is properly adjusted.

heat applied with a heat gun will loosen.
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It doesn't seem to have adjustment. Just pushed all the way up against the notch in the barrel.
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You'll be fine with the blue thread locker. All my scope rails have blue on the screws and I've removed several of them by heating the screw heads with a soldering iron to break the bond. The V block screws are big enough you can crank on them with an allen wrench without using heat.

I think donwalk just wanted you to make sure you had aligned the extractor slot in the barrel with the extractor before you tightened and locktited the V block.
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You'll be fine with the blue thread locker. All my scope rails have blue on the screws and I've removed several of them by heating the screw heads with a soldering iron to break the bond. The V block screws are big enough you can crank on them with an allen wrench without using heat.

I think donwalk just wanted you to make sure you had aligned the extractor slot in the barrel with the extractor before you tightened and locktited the V block.
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