Nightforce base mounting problems :(

Nightforce base mounting problems :(

This is a discussion on Nightforce base mounting problems :( within the Optics forums, part of the Sniping Related category; So i'm mounting my NF base, and two problems occur. One, I get 4 large screws and 2 small screws. Now since I can't find ...

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    Nightforce base mounting problems :(

    So i'm mounting my NF base, and two problems occur. One, I get 4 large screws and 2 small screws. Now since I can't find any instructions on the NF bases, and the Badgers seem almost identical, i'm using theirs. So BO says to use two large ones for the rear, and 1 large and 1 small for the front with the small being at the very front. Well when I use a large screw on the second slot I can't open or close the bolt. when I tried I noticed screw marks on the locking lugs. Is it ok if I use the other small screw for that second screw hole?

    Second problem. When checking with my feeler gauge to see if I need to bed the base, it tells me both ends need bedding. I torqued one down and tried the feeler on the one end, it goes in, did the same on the other end and it goes in. Any suggestions?
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    For your first question, your screw is going in too far. You should use the smaller screw (shorter screw). You could be torquing the screw too tight which is pushing through to the reciever. I can't remember what the torque specification is for the Nightforce mounts. I'm sure someone will chime in and let you know, unless you already know.
    As for your second question, I'm lost on that one. Never had to bed a base.

    Hope this is of some help.

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    Well, as long as the short screw wont cause problems I don't mind using it. As for over torquing I can say 100% sure that I'm not. On the NF website they list it for 15 inch lbs, which is what i'm torquing it to. Like I said if the small screw will work fine I don't mind using it.

    http://nightforceoptics.com/nightforces ... tyCard.pdf

    http://www.badgerordnance.com/folders/d ... 0bases.pdf
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    It should work just fine. Just torque it to 15in/lbs. I did not use the Nightforce mounts for my Nightforce scope, but my buddy did on his. Seems like he used 2 larger screws in back and smaller screws in front. Reason for that was the 20moa cant. I'll find out for sure and let you know.

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    Thanks, Sounds like everything will be fine. Should I use loctite on the screw threads? I rubbed the receiver with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get the crap off the threads of the screws and the mount holes as well as the base. Is that strength to high?
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    I'm not sure on the whole "loctite" thing and whether it's really needed or not. I use just a little on the base screws, just a lil'bit.
    There are some who choose not to use Loctite and never lost POI. That's about all I know.

    Anybody know what's correct here?

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