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Old 01-01-2013, 05:25 PM
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M77VT torque specs

I have a KM77 MKII VT, and was wondering what the recommended torque is for the action screws. It has a laminated stock. I know that the middle screw should be just snug, but am a little unsure about the main fasteners. Any other thing " quirky" that anybody may know of would be appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:02 PM
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Re: M77VT torque specs

I have one and sent it back to Ruger for being "inaccurate". Well they said the action screws were loose. I had them torqued at about 55 inch lbs. The guy at Ruger said 95!! Shoots sub .5" groups now.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:28 PM
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I have one and sent it back to Ruger for being "inaccurate". Well they said the action screws were loose. I had them torqued at about 55 inch lbs. The guy at Ruger said 95!! Shoots sub .5" groups now.

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Wow, that seems high, but if that is what the factory says! I know that this is laminated wood too!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:40 PM
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Re: M77VT torque specs

I agree it was high to me. I had to buy a new torque wrench.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:28 PM
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Re: M77VT torque specs

I bought a Fat Wrench awhile ago. It stops at 65lbs. But I torque my wood stocks rifles at 45lbs.
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I bought a Fat Wrench awhile ago. It stops at 65lbs. But I torque my wood stocks rifles at 45lbs.
I hope that is inch lbs!

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:47 AM
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I hope that is inch lbs!

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I have one of those, and use it on every dis assembly. What a awesome little device. It has all the bits commonly used in our hardware, including hardware for scopes, and bases. Imay have to use my in/ lb torque wrench from work if it is 95.
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