Keeping stock secure on rifle chassis.

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  1. anvil_fire

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    On precision rifle chassis that use an AR-15 style buffer tube for the buttstock, how do you keep it from loosening? There is no plate to stake into the castle nut, so do you loctite it, or just crank it down and hope it stays?
     
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    I just tighten it down. If it happens to loosen, which none of mine have, I use some VibraTite thread locker. VabraTite is a thread locker that does not set hard, so it can be moved multiple times before needing reapplied.
     
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    Was it this stuff? Seems like a definite advance in threadlocking for gunsmithing.
    https://www.vibra-tite.com/products/threadlockers/vibra-tite-vc-3-threadmate/
     
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    Is that like the sticky brown stuff Magpul puts on the screws for their mlok accessories? So you would say just torque the castle nut and let it be? I always heard to stake a castle nut..... Just want to make sure because im building a hunting rifle with a chassis and dont want a loose buffer tube in the field.
     
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