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Old 05-19-2019, 11:16 AM
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Default Issue with cantilevered, quick release mount

I am mounting Leupold Scope using a Vortex Optics Precision QR Extended Cantilever 30mm Mount, with quick release levers. Im having trouble getting the second quick release lever to seat properly. I dont want to strip the nut on the other side to loosen. Is this defective, am I missing something, or is it ok for one of the levers to not lay flat?

Trying to doe the Pelican custom fit thing at home today.

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Old 05-19-2019, 10:38 PM
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Might sound stupid, but can you push it forward or back on the rail and latch back lever first? Is there an adjustment on bottom of mount?
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Old 05-20-2019, 5:52 AM
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Are you saying you’ve run out of adjustment on the nuts?

You can adjust the tension using a flat blade screw driver in the screw head on the opposite side of the levers.

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Old 05-20-2019, 7:21 AM
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I think you should use the correct tool, something like this but larger, look on Brownells.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Megapro-S...IaArqQEALw_wcB
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Are you feeling some kind of resistance when loosening the nut on the opposite side? You shouldn't be stripping the bolt from loosening.
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Old 05-20-2019, 7:36 AM
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May be try a dab of silicon grease on the latch face, then latch both latches it 1/8 way closed at s time, cross tightening sequence.
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take the mount off.
Put the lever in the closed open position.
Push the lever towards the nut.
The nut should come out of the base.
Tighten the nut half a turn at a time to fine tune the tension.

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I think you should use the correct tool, something like this but larger, look on Brownells.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Megapro-S...IaArqQEALw_wcB
OP, don't buy what he posted. They are completely worthless for adjusting your mount. A flat head screwdriver will work best.

OP look at the following:

https://www.americandefensemanufactu...s/autolock.pdf
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Old 05-20-2019, 8:39 AM
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You don't even need a screwdriver.

Once you have the nut OUTSIDE of where its captured by the mount it spins freely.

Correction to my first post, lever should be in open position.

https://youtu.be/NMD8x428REY?t=149

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