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Old 10-09-2013, 06:20 AM
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Action torque specs for two guns

Hey guys,
I am having a hard time finding info on torque specs for my browning x-bolt hunter in 300wsm and my 2013 remington mountain SS in 3006. The xbolt manual doesnt state anything....when i called browning about it, they had said 55 in/lbs but that seemed a bit high. I believe the x-bolts are bedded. I dont think they are pillar but I honestly dont know.

The remington manual gives a generic torque for ALL their 700 models, I believe it was 35in/lbs but I cant remember but this cant be right either since there are so many different 700 stocks, from hard/soft woods to cheap synthetic and expensive synthetic stocks like the one that came on my mountain rifle (bell/carlson) with aluminum bedding? also unsure if it is pillar? I know they are MY rifles and I should know them better than this but I recently just got into longer range shooting and never paid attention to torque specs and such before so this is all new to me. From what I read each rifle may be different so I guess what I am looking for is a starting point AND a MAX torque point for both. Id rather lose a bit of accuracy than torque to hard and hurt my rifle some how.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:17 PM
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Hey guys,
I am having a hard time finding info on torque specs for my browning x-bolt hunter in 300wsm and my 2013 remington mountain SS in 3006. The xbolt manual doesnt state anything....when i called browning about it, they had said 55 in/lbs but that seemed a bit high. I believe the x-bolts are bedded. I dont think they are pillar but I honestly dont know.

The remington manual gives a generic torque for ALL their 700 models, I believe it was 35in/lbs but I cant remember but this cant be right either since there are so many different 700 stocks, from hard/soft woods to cheap synthetic and expensive synthetic stocks like the one that came on my mountain rifle (bell/carlson) with aluminum bedding? also unsure if it is pillar? I know they are MY rifles and I should know them better than this but I recently just got into longer range shooting and never paid attention to torque specs and such before so this is all new to me. From what I read each rifle may be different so I guess what I am looking for is a starting point AND a MAX torque point for both. Id rather lose a bit of accuracy than torque to hard and hurt my rifle some how.
I torque all of mine the same at 80 in/lbs
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:32 PM
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I torque all of mine the same at 80 in/lbs
not sure if that is sarcasm or not but that definitely seems way to high...I have heard that even 40 in/lbs on non pillar bedded stocks can cause the the stock material to compress or something like that.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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not sure if that is sarcasm or not but that definitely seems way to high...I have heard that even 40 in/lbs on non pillar bedded stocks can cause the the stock material to compress or something like that.
All of my stocks are pillar bedded. It's not worth the wasted ammo to shoot anything that hasn't been properly bedded and floated.

I literally do both before I ever fire one even brand new.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:07 AM
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All of my stocks are pillar bedded. It's not worth the wasted ammo to shoot anything that hasn't been properly bedded and floated.

I literally do both before I ever fire one even brand new.
Ok well I wouldnt know if my guns are pillar bedded. I will try searching around. I dont believe the browning x-bolt is but the remington may be.

Any other suggestions from people?
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:36 AM
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Re: Action torque specs for two guns

I have found a good starting torque is 40 in/lb front and 35 in/lb rear for unbedded or bedded without pillars. Some rifles will tighten up groups with a bit more torque others show no change. The beauty of torquing to a value is if you should remove the stock you can get back to where it shot best.

As long as you have a torque wrench, Leupold recommends torquing the scope caps at 22 in/lb. It is really easy to surpass this without much effort causing damage to the scope. On some Leupolds overtorquing it will interfere with the adjustments. Just saying....
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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I have found a good starting torque is 40 in/lb front and 35 in/lb rear for unbedded or bedded without pillars. Some rifles will tighten up groups with a bit more torque others show no change. The beauty of torquing to a value is if you should remove the stock you can get back to where it shot best.

As long as you have a torque wrench, Leupold recommends torquing the scope caps at 22 in/lb. It is really easy to surpass this without much effort causing damage to the scope. On some Leupolds overtorquing it will interfere with the adjustments. Just saying....
Thank you for the advice!
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