Do you put anything on the screws?

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  1. ChuckR

    ChuckR Member

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    Hi Guys
    Another question for you, I am now working on a Marlin Model 336r. I have been told that since I am completely disassembling the rifle, when putting is back together I should Lock-Tite all the screws. I was wondering what your thoughts on this are and what type of Lock=Tite should I use? As always thank you in advance for all you help.
    Chuck
     
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    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Chuck. I sure wouldn't locktite the screws if it were my rifle. I know I've been told I have a couple screws loose but......:rolleyes:

    If there was some reason, like a particular screw that wouldn't stay tight and if it was in an appropriate spot maybe. And only then with the blue. I'd suggest putting it together without Locktite and see what happens.
     
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    AaronW Well-Known Member

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    I use blue loctite when installing stuff on my AR.
     
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    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    If you must use Loc-tite, either Blue or Purple, don't use Red if you ever want to get the screws out again.
     
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    2fish Well-Known Member

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    I have had my Marlin 336 all the way down and don't use loc tite.
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    Country101 Well-Known Member

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    Like was mentioned, unless a screw doesnt fit tight, you shouldnt need any. You can use the blue locktight or some clear fingernail polish. The fingernail polish will hold well, but then break clean instead of being gummy once it is broken.
     
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    goofy Well-Known Member

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    You NEVER use loctite on screws unless they have to be held tight. Like scope mount screws for instance.
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    If it were me, when you get done shooting, and are wiping down the gun, just run up each screw before you put it away. Now if your going to throw it in the back of a Jeep or 4 Wheeler, you may want the Blue Locktite.
     
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  9. ChuckR

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    Thanks Guys
    The video on you-tube I was watching on disassembly suggested using loc-tite on the screws when re-assembling, I have never heard or done it with other guns I have, and wanted to ask in case I was missing a step.
    Chuck
     
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    Imo it all depends on which screw it is. Like scope mount/ring screws or gas block set screws i use blue loc-tite on. Others like trigger adj screws i use nail polish. Depending on if the rifle is bedded or not i may use a little on the takedown screws. All just based on my past experiences but i never use anything past the weaker blue bottle. Theres a prob if that dont hold it.