Originally Posted by Chas1
125, 150 ft. lbs. or torque...damn that's alot. I've rebuilt a few motors in my day and usually torqued head bolts to 60. But then again motors and guns are...well to steal a phrase from Chad...like apples and oranges. Just curious how are you able to apply that kinda force...afterall it's not like you can slap a socket or a big wrench to the barrel...so how's it done?
It takes a barrel vice and a action wrench.
As I said I don't use but 50 to 70 ft/lbs because I dont wan't to load the threads any more
than nessary to keep it from working loose and letting the 60,000 PSI do the rest on the
I have torqued to well over 100 ft/lbs and found no advantage in accuracy .
I have owned 2 rifles that started shooting poorly and discovered that the barrel was only
hand tight. (They were torqued @ 30 ft/lbs) so I up the torque to 70 ft/lbs and solved the problem. (On actions with small tenons I drop the torque down a bit.
Everyone has there own idea of what torque is nessary and I don't think it makes that
much difference It's just a matter of choice.
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