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Slide racker help

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Slide racker is nominally held in by a screw. 

 

As of late the screw does not stay tight after shooting 100 rounds or so. 

 

Was thinking about rubber cement to temporarily hold the screw tight but still be able to remove the racker for cleaning. 

 

Any thoughts?

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Purple or green low-strength LocTite? 

 

I use the green on the set screws for my magwells, though they are admittedly non-reciprocating. 

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I remove the slide racker weeky for cleaning; would purple or green be appropriate for that?

 

Really looking for a solution that does not require me to send the gun off. This transition to Open has been hard enough. 

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If you do any fishing, insert a small piece of lightweight monofilament fishing line into the hole vertically, with the tail of the line hanging out of the hole and thread the screw into the hole, trapping the fishing line.  Instant thread lock, no messy residue to clean up when you remove the screw.  Insert a new piece of line when you replace the screw.

 

 

Nolan

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14 hours ago, Nolan said:

If you do any fishing, insert a small piece of lightweight monofilament fishing line into the hole vertically, with the tail of the line hanging out of the hole and thread the screw into the hole, trapping the fishing line.  Instant thread lock, no messy residue to clean up when you remove the screw.  Insert a new piece of line when you replace the screw.

 

 

Nolan

That or Teflon tape 

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I use blue Loctite on the screw and a small strip of tape in the dove tail. Have found that after removing/installing for cleaning, the fit between the racker and dovetail loosen a bit, the tape tightens it up. I now only install the racker for competition.

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I would use blue loctite also. You don't need heat to loosen the screw with blue. 

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Hello: Use blue Loctite but only use very little. Shake the bottle of Loctite and put a very small drop on a tooth pick and apply to the screw. That will hold the screw from coming loose and also make it easier to remove. Thanks, Eric

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1) Determine where the screw hits the bottom of the dovetail and put a shallow divot there.  I'd also modify the screw to fit in that divot.

2) The dovetail may enlarge over time (at least two of mine have).  I put a small shim with a hole for the aforementioned divot under the dovetail on mine.

Then blue locktite.

YMMV

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