How Tight should your Stock be ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 700man, May 12, 2011.

  1. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    How tight should your stock in " pounds to make shoot it best?
    I had the front and back screw set at 50"#s soes not shoot consistant.
    Please tell me what you set your rifle on. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    700man,

    I normally tighten both action screws to 65 inch/lbs. From what I have seen, somewhere in the 60 to 70 is pretty much where most shooters set theirs depending on the action and stock. I assume you are using a torque wrench?

    Is your stock bedded and barrel floated? If it is not you should consider bedding it or having it done. You can very easily have a "high" spot or two in you stock channel and even though you have the screws tight, the action may still be moving around at each shot.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Do a search on Torque Recommendations And that should answer all of your questions.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I start at 35 lbs. then work up. Depending on rifle, I have guite a few wood, but favor composite , I see how they shoot. I break my wood guns down after season for maintenance, my rifles are all bed and some quite tight to get out of the stock.But I have older blued actions and I like to keep the rust at bay