How tight should Action Screws be ?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 700man, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    Can any one give me some guidance on how tight I should get the action screws on my Remington 700. It has been pillar bedded with aluminum pillars. I have a good inch pound touque wrench, I just need some insight of what would help the rifle to shoot its best, Thank. 700 man
     
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    phorwath Well-Known Member

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  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    depending on who you ask it varies from 35 to 65 in/lbs , On a piller bedded gun with the 5/16" allen socket head I like 50 in/lbs , on my tactical rifle that has a badger bottom and 3/16 socket heads I got 65 in/lbs
     
  4. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    I've been torqueing them to 65 Inch Lbs. on pillars and bedding blocks. Haven't seen any problems.
     
  5. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to 65 inch pounds on my pillar bed Rem. 700 .308 with no difficulties.

    JeffVN
     
  6. sniperVLS

    sniperVLS Well-Known Member

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    65 with my H-S Police(isn't pillar bedded though).
     
  7. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    How tTght

    I would say that 65 seems to be the tightness for pillar beding. Thanks