I start by making up the action screws by hand ( Snug ) front
screw first then the rear next.
Then with the torque wrench I start the front at 20 inch/lbs and then
If it is the first time fired after bedding I go up in 10 inch/lb increments to
35 to 40 inch/lbs and let it set for several days before shooting.
At the range I will fire a 5 shot group and let cool and clean, then raise
the torque in five inch pound increments and shoot 5 more rounds and continue
the procedure (Shoot,clean and torque) untill there is no improvement
in the group size.
This allows the bedding to be seated in properly, but no more than nessary.
Once the optimum torque is reached the in/lbs goes in the load data for
that rifle for future reference.
On rifles that have heavy recoil I have had to work all the way up to 65 inch/lbs.
"NOTE" This procedure will work on all stocks but dont exceed the max recomended
torque for the type of stock and bedding system your using. Also I like to wait 4 or 5
days after bedding to start this process even though the bedding manufacture may
say 24 hours is enough time.
This is the way I do it and even though it may seem like overkill it works well for me
and is very consistent (repeatable) each time the barreled action is removed from
Good Luck and I hope this helps.
J E CUSTOM