Originally Posted by scsims
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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