how much to torque action screws?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rufous, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. rufous

    rufous Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    I have a Winchester Model 70 (3 screws) and wonder how much I should be torqueing each screw for best accuracy. Thanks, Rufous.
  2. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

    Jul 27, 2001
    For more detailed info, check my post in the Getting started section on a 300RUM.

    If your rifle is properly bedded, you only need firm hand pressure on the action screws. The screws will go from loose to full tight in 1/2 turn. No mushiness, or increasing tension/creep.

    Situations where heavy torque, mushiness, or increasing tension/creep is apparent is a clear indicator that the bedding is out of whack.

    Most commomly seen in expensive synthetic stocks with CNC alum bedding. These have some of the worse bedding made today. I go into lots of detail in my post.

    Good luck...

  3. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    Great posts there Jerry. [​IMG]

    After a 4" / 100 meters group today (right after a .75 one) I gave up and started thoroughly diagnosing my TRG-S 338 LM.

    Not much to talk about, see my post in that thread. Enter bedding, I should have known better really, there was no fit at all.