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Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

Recently got a Browning X-Bolt Hunter and wanted to adjust my trigger. You have to remove the bottom metal screws which are also the screws that secure the barreled action to the stock.

In the Browning owners guide it simply said to snug the action screws back.

Pretty lame instructions- So I called Browning and told the tech what I had and he said the torque specs for that rifle was 65 in/lbs. for both front and rear. I asked again and he said that was it.

Does this sound high to ya'll? It's a wood stocked rifle. It does have rather large bottom metal around the screws which would distribute the weight across a broad surface I guess.
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Re: Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

Thats about right. Remember they said inch pounds, NOT ft pounds. Here is a link about torqueing action screws.

http://www.zediker.com/articles/torque.pdf


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Re: Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

Thanks A.J.

I use a Wheeler Fat Wrench. I appreciate the article link as well. I feel better now.
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Re: Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

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Recently got a Browning X-Bolt Hunter and wanted to adjust my trigger. You have to remove the bottom metal screws which are also the screws that secure the barreled action to the stock.

In the Browning owners guide it simply said to snug the action screws back.

Pretty lame instructions- So I called Browning and told the tech what I had and he said the torque specs for that rifle was 65 in/lbs. for both front and rear. I asked again and he said that was it.

Does this sound high to ya'll? It's a wood stocked rifle. It does have rather large bottom metal around the screws which would distribute the weight across a broad surface I guess.
Do a search on = Torque recommendations and you should find a post I did with all of the torque
values for Gunsmithing.

65 inch pounds is a little high for wood without pillars,

And as AJ said use "Inch pounds" not foot pounds.

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Re: Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

Hi J.E.

I was unable to find that post your referred too. To make matters worse, I called Browning again this morning.

This Tech said they had no specification but used 35 in./lbs at the factory???

The mystery deepens. Good grief, you would think Browning would have their act together on something as simple as this.
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Re: Boy, this seems like alot-opinions please

Here's JE's thread....

Torque Recomendations

You dont want to torque too hard on wood or synthetic without pillars because they may eventually compress. I had a Ramline fiberglass stock that compressed so far that the tang screw came up through the reciever and interfered with my bolt.

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Thanks guys. Appreciate the help.

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