Re: Action screw torque
Originally Posted by timberbuck
... is it best to torque both action screws to the same setting or set the tang screw at a lower torque?
What is your opinion.
IMO, uneven torque is always a bad idea. Why your rifle had uneven torque is beyond my understanding. The object behind torquing action screws in the first place is two fold. 1. be certain that they are tight enough to remain in place., 2. ensure that stresses on the action are consistent over its entire length. If your rifle didn't have bedding blocks or other additional support it seems to me that the stock between the tang and the bottom metal may have been slightly compressed after initial assembly and over a period of time assumed a new dimension at that point of the stock thereby affecting its influence on the torque. Just a guess ....
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