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    How tight - Rings & Mounts

    How tight should you crank up the screws etc on Mounts and Rings .
    Does anyone use a torque screwdriver like me ?
    If so how many inch/pounds ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    How tight should you crank up the screws etc on Mounts and Rings .
    Does anyone use a torque screwdriver like me ?
    If so how many inch/pounds ?


    Ken
    Tighten till it strips then back off half a turn(British engineer tech manual)
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    I torque mine, using a Wheeler "FAT" torque screwdriver.

    I think from memory I torque them up to 20 in lbs each. I start with a low torque setting and them tighten them in increments of 5 inchpounds "diagonally" ... front right, back left, front left, back right .

    I think with scopes, the less pressure the better, so go for the least amount of torque that will stop the scope from moving.
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    19 in/lbs is a general rule of thumb, about the torque require to flex the Allen and star keys that come with the rings.

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    you trying to tell me I've been overtorque'ing my rings all this time !!! ??

    explains why I havent been hitting anything !!!

    I had been wondering theres no possible way it could be my shooting ...

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    25"lbs for rings to scope screws and 40-50 mounts to rail. That's my stuff anyway. . . :-)

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    I have a half a life time(at least i hope its half !) of doing things up and undoing things experience and i have a pretty good "feel" for when something would strip or snap.
    I go about 60 percent of my perceived failure point torque.
    Haven't crushed anything yet or stripped it and haven't had any thing come loose or move.
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    I loctite mine with loctite blue , anyone else loctite ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    I loctite mine with loctite blue , anyone else loctite ??

    Good question

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    Nup, I use 515 under bases( I hate bases) tho.
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    I have just snapped a base screw off using a Fat wrench on one of my 300wm's, the screws had worked loose so I'll be loctiting them next time.

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    For talley sits 17 for The tops and 20-25 for the bases (oh that's inch pounds)

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    19-20 "lbs for the rings and 25 "lbs for the bases. I also use a small amount of Loctite Threadlocker# 222 on all screws.

    Have done plenty without a torque wrench but prefer to use one as it keeps everything consistent.
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    I think it is important to torque anything to the correct manufacturers specs.
    I do use torque wrench.
    I don't use any Loctite.
    The torque values for the mounts I run are 2.0 Nm for the rings & 3.5 Nm for the dovetail screws.
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