Torque question

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by cornchuck, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    How much torque is need when installing a Harris type bipod so recoil doesn't crack the stock at the sling stud?

    Jason
     
  2. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    My Harris has a finger screw. Finger tight.

    Clones often have a hex head. Not to tight.

    IMHO and Understanding:

    A sling stud and attachment should be designed to take the weight of the rifle+scope with pretty harsh handling but the pressures on the fore end from a bipod could easily exceed the strength of the attachment or fore end.

    If it were me (and I do this almost every day), I'd go finger tight until the pads of the bipod doesn't allow movement. If using an Allen wrench, torque gently with the short end in your fingers until the bipod doesn't allow movement.

    Basically, as I undersand it (AIUI) no tighter than needed to keep the bipod from moving fore or aft, left or right.
     

  3. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    Thank you the reply, jfseaman. I usually torque them down with a screw for the fear of them coming loose. Now I will only finger tighten them. I read somewhere that someone had a swivel stud crack the stock because he had the bipod screw to tight.

    Jason