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Old 11-07-2013, 10:08 AM
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Is there any way to guess in the bedding screw torque? I mean screw snug then 1/2 turn or something like that?

It aint like hydraulic lifters...you dont torque them down to you hear them crack...and then back off 1/2 turn!!!

If your messing with anymore than 1 rifle...get a "fatwrench" of something for proper torque
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:33 AM
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It aint like hydraulic lifters...you dont torque them down to you hear them crack...and then back off 1/2 turn!!!

If your messing with anymore than 1 rifle...get a "fatwrench" of something for proper torque
+1.

If you are really flush with cash get yourself a dial type 1/4" drive torque wrench and learn to use that.

Always keep in mind that relative (prevailing) torque is always measured on the center axis of the measurement tool. Altering the center axis changes the indicated torque value by the distance between the indicator tool center axis and the center axis of the drive itself.

Simply put, with a long enough lever, you can move the earth with your finger....
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Is there any way to guess in the bedding screw torque? I mean screw snug then 1/2 turn or something like that?
There are many reasons to use a torque wrench.

1= you don't over stress the screw or part.

2=you apply the right amount of torque so the screw can be used again (Once over stressed, screws should be discarded to avoid failure.

3=In the case of bedding screws it is very important to use the correct torque for the type of stock and its use. Also if you have a good zero and have to take the action/barrel from the stock because of repairs or cleaning, You can re-torque to the same torque values and have a good chance that the zero's won't change, or at worst they will be very close.

4= And to stress the importance of good , consistent Torque In many cases you can start with minimum bedding screw torque (30 to 35 inch pounds) and increase accuracy by upping the torque in 5 pound increments until max accuracy is achieved with out reaching max torque values.

I hope this helps everyone understand the importance of proper torque settings.

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Re: Torque Recomendations

sorry to dig this up.

"Scope ring screws (Steel Rings) 15-20 inch-lbs "MAX""

does this include big chamberings like chey-tac based cartridges as well?
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sorry to dig this up.

"Scope ring screws (Steel Rings) 15-20 inch-lbs "MAX""

does this include big chamberings like chey-tac based cartridges as well?
Torque value depends on the size , pitch and grade of material the screw is made of and the grade of material it is being screwed into, not the chambering/recoil of the rifle. If the screws are torqued to their max recommended value and the scope still moves in the rings during recoil you have a different problem.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM
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Re: Torque Recomendations

My concern is putting too much pressure on the scope with the rings. The Rings in question are 34mm seekins 6/4 rings.
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Re: Torque Recomendations

Thanks JE.
Just the information and ensuing discussion I needed!
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