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How Tight should your Stock be ?

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:02 PM
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How Tight should your Stock be ?

How tight should your stock in " pounds to make shoot it best?
I had the front and back screw set at 50"#s soes not shoot consistant.
Please tell me what you set your rifle on. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: How Tight should your Stock be ?

700man,

I normally tighten both action screws to 65 inch/lbs. From what I have seen, somewhere in the 60 to 70 is pretty much where most shooters set theirs depending on the action and stock. I assume you are using a torque wrench?

Is your stock bedded and barrel floated? If it is not you should consider bedding it or having it done. You can very easily have a "high" spot or two in you stock channel and even though you have the screws tight, the action may still be moving around at each shot.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:37 PM
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Re: How Tight should your Stock be ?

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How tight should your stock in " pounds to make shoot it best?
I had the front and back screw set at 50"#s soes not shoot consistant.
Please tell me what you set your rifle on. Thanks in advance!

Do a search on Torque Recommendations And that should answer all of your questions.

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Old 05-12-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: How Tight should your Stock be ?

I start at 35 lbs. then work up. Depending on rifle, I have guite a few wood, but favor composite , I see how they shoot. I break my wood guns down after season for maintenance, my rifles are all bed and some quite tight to get out of the stock.But I have older blued actions and I like to keep the rust at bay
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