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Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

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Unread 02-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

I'm playing musical chairs with the scopes on my rifles and I've got a torque screwdriver.

1. How much torque should be put on the screws mounting the bases to the action?

2. How much torque should be put on the screws for the top half of the ring?

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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

    Wheeler recommends 15 to 20 in/lbs on standard scope ring screws on the upper halves. Supposedly after 20 in/lbs, the rings can handle it, but the bit has a possibility of breaking.

    The side bolts/screws have a large range of torque specs depending on what rings you have. Tactical rings that attach with a socket can handle as much 65 in/lbs, I'd probably say about 25 in/lbs on standard Weaver-style bases.

    Good luck, start low and tighten until you are comfortable.
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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

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    I'm playing musical chairs with the scopes on my rifles and I've got a torque screwdriver.

    1. How much torque should be put on the screws mounting the bases to the action?

    2. How much torque should be put on the screws for the top half of the ring?

    Thanks!
    280

    Do a search on Torque Recomendations.

    If I could link it I would .

    Back in november 08 I started a thread on this subject that might help with all of the
    torque values for most applications used on a rifle.

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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

    J E Custom:
    Thanks for the tip. I found the thread.....Torque Recomendations

    I've read many of your posts and it's a smith like you that I was hoping to hear from. Thanks again.
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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

    If your knuckles aint turnin white it aintz tihhttz enufz.

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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

    I guess that you would call that Farmer Tight, Right ???
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    Re: Scope Mounting - How much torque on the screws?

    Thank you, J E Custom! Your recommendations have been printed and posted over my bench.
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