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Unread 06-30-2005, 07:27 PM
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Action Screw Tightness

Just curious if any of you check the tightness of your action screws - that is do you check them with and in/lb torque wrench and set them the same each time. If so what are your settings? Thanks
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    Unread 06-30-2005, 07:50 PM
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    65 inch pounds if it is pillared bedded using a Seekonk torque wrench
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    Unread 06-30-2005, 07:58 PM
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    What is the torque for a rifle that is just bedded no pillars? What about the diffrence between wood and fiber stocks(bedded only. Rear tang vs. front?
    I know these are all variables as some rifle shoot better than other at different torquings. But what are the 'norms'
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    I'm with Chris on this one, only I would also like to own a 45 inch-pound Seekonk for wood-stocked rifles. Tried that and the rifle shot really well, also an un-pillared full-action bedded composite shot better at 45 than at 65 for me. Got to save some more pennies and get a 45 for my kit. Most of my rifles shoot great at 65 and I put that on with a Seekonk I bought from Badger Ordnance.
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    I'll add to Ian's by saying for a wood stock that's not bedded 30-35 seems to work well also.
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    Unread 07-02-2005, 02:42 AM
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    Where does one find one of these torque wrenches and how much do they cost?
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    Re: Action Screw Tightness

    Brownells, Midway, Sinclair, Badger Ordnance- any of the big shooting supply places have 'em.
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