Torque Wrench Question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Night Hunter, May 21, 2011.

  1. Night Hunter

    Night Hunter Well-Known Member

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    What is the best adjustable setting torque wrench for the range and hunting pack? Prefer under $100 in case it gets lost.:rolleyes:
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    What screws/bolts will you be torquing?
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Look on midway and find them. I have a fat wrench and it works pretty well for field adjustments.

    It is in Inch pounds and is fairly compact.

    There are more accurate ones but they cost more than you want to pay. (The Fat Wrench is
    around $70.00.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Night Hunter

    Night Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Just wanting the ability to check my rings etc. in the field.
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Wera makes a nice one, around $100. Got mine from MSC. Occasionally on sale for $75. They make several torque 'drivers'. Mine is 'inch pounds', also. I never carry mine 'to the field' unless I've traveled a long distance (like out of state) and then I pack a small tool kit and it is left in camp (gunsmithing in the field isn't recommended).
     
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  6. Night Hunter

    Night Hunter Well-Known Member

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    That's more or less what I was wanting it for. I wasn't real clear.
     
  7. Rflshootr

    Rflshootr Active Member

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    I like Sears Craftsman.........never had a problem with mine. With any torque wrench.....after you are finished using it, back off the adjustment past "zero".
    Leaving tension on the spring will make it go out of calibration and you won't get an accurate reading.
     
  8. Gunner5607

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    I have the Brownell's inch pound wrench. Comes in a nice hard plastic case which fits in a pack nicely! Great for checking rings and action screws.