how much to torque action screws?

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

  1. rufous

    rufous Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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...

    Jerry
     
  3. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    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.