I'm going to be putting a new scope as well as rings and bases on my .338 mag. in a few weeks, and was looking for any advice and recommendations as to using locktite on all the screws on the bases and rings, and using shellac on the rings and scope to keep it in place.
I have a tube of Devcon Thread Locker (does the same thing as Locktite), and was considering whether to use it on all the screws when mounting the bases and rings. Is there any downsides to using thread lockers on bases and rings?
Also, several members on this forum have recommended the use of shellac (specifically Indian Head Gasket Shellac). Putting a light coating of the liquid inside the rings and on the scope where they would be contacting each other when tightened, to help insure that the scope doesn't move. This sounds like a good idea, but I have no experience with using shellac, has anyone tried this method? How did it work. Also, if I were to replace the scope later, does the shellac come off easily? Thanks for the help.