Thanks to both of you. I will try standing them up and backing off on the torque. I started doing 65 in/lbs from the instructions with H S Precision stocks, and later from Accurate Innovations stocks. On hard kickers, I used 75 - 85 in/lbs after it improved groups on a very light .340 Wby. All these stocks have pillar blocks and aluminum chassis. Even so, it is quite possible that I'm stressing the receivers with that much torque. As far back as I can remember, I've done front/back, front/back. Sounds like that may be O.K.
On edit: James, what did you decide to do with the Rem 700 with the tilted thread?
Thanks again, Tom
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