How much Torque?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Wildcatter, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Wildcatter

    Wildcatter Active Member

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    How many inch/pounds should I torque the scope rings? I bought a torque driver that adjusts from 6 to 36 in/lbs, but I see that leupold says to torque the mark4 rings to 60 lbs. I use IOR and Tally rings and I was wondering how much to torque.

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  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Take Care:

    The screws on the ring caps (clamp the scope in place) are about 15 inch pounds as are the screws that hold the scope base to the receiver. These are generally #6 screws. Some use a beefier #8 screw.

    The Mark 4, Badger and other "tactical" rings are generally attached/clamped to the bases at about 65 inch pounds. These are ~ 1/4" screws.

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  3. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I second what Dave said...

    15 in lb screws
    65-68 in lb cross bolts

    these are NF specs too.