proper torque

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by chris matthews, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what the correct torque is for the action screws in a Howa 1500? Many thanks!
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about the Howa.

    It'd be helpful to know what stock it's in and if it's pillar bedded.

    I use 65 in/lbs on my Remingtons but some of the benchrest folks feel this is too much.

    I'll do a quick check and see if I can find some more info specific to the Howa 1500.
     

  3. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Try 40 to 45 In/lbs on the front and back.


    DC

    [ 06-22-2001: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]
     
  4. Gary Rihn

    Gary Rihn Well-Known Member

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    As Dave pointed out, 65 in/lbs is the "accepted standard" for the M700. However, one of mine prefers 45 in/lbs.

    You might want to just experiment with your Howa. Try 45, then 55, then 65, and see if it shows a preference. Kinda like load development, on the rifle.