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    Lage Max-11 Mk2 staked screws backing out

    I was out shooting my new Mac this past weekend and the bolt started binding up. After removing the upper, I noticed that one of the three screws that attach the shell deflector to the frame had started backing out. This prevented the bolt from traveling freely in the channel.

    I already have an email in to Lage about this, but was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar.







    Here is a video of the loose component.

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    I've never had any of the clamshell or such screws as these walk out on me, but often wondered if they eventually would. I was expecting it to be the clamshell ones before these honestly. How many rounds on the rig? Does the staking look good or did it perhaps strike the frame and not the screw?

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    unscrew it, loctite, screw back in=done
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    I'm with Chili wit one minor change.
    unscrew it, clean screw and hole with acetone, let dry, loctite, screw back in=done

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    I'm with Strobro, Loctite doesn't do much on dirty or oily surfaces. Don't over think the (minor) problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    I've never had any of the clamshell or such screws as these walk out on me, but often wondered if they eventually would. I was expecting it to be the clamshell ones before these honestly. How many rounds on the rig? Does the staking look good or did it perhaps strike the frame and not the screw?
    Maybe around 500 rounds. It's basically brand new. The staking looks like it might be a bit light, but it's hard to tell.

    I definitely considered the loctite (or rocksett?) route... but I want to see what Lage has to say before I do anything on my own.

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    I'd locktite, not rockset.

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    Yes, RED Loctite. It holds much better than the blue stuff but will come loose if you need to with a bit of heat.

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    Cleaning to remove any oil is a good idea. Re-locktite and keep shooting!
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    When we used to only use one screw to hold the shell deflector in, we would rarely have one loosen. Since we changed to three screws, we have not seen any loosen.

    Regardless, just send it back and we will install new screws and make sure the staking is deeper.
    Last edited by m11stuff@hotmail.com; 03-30-2021 at 01:30 AM.
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    Boom!
    That's the best customer service you will ever receive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m11stuff@hotmail.com View Post
    When we used to only use one screw to hold the shell deflector in, we would would rarely have one loosen. Since we changed to three screws, we have not seen any loosen.

    Regardless, just send it back and we will install new screws and make sure the staking is deeper.
    Much appreciated!

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    Mine did something similar years ago. Lage got it fixed up super fast.

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    If only Lage would make printers.

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