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    torque Settings for scope rings and bases

    Is there somewhere i can find a list of torque settings for a good range of rings and bases to print and put on the wall as quick reference?

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    Reputable manufacturers normally reference torque values somewhere on their site.
    Can't say I've ever come across a list like you're after.
    Google has always been quick reference enough for my needs.

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    @Alonzo is pretty good with this stuff.
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    @Alonzo is pretty good with this stuff.
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    torque Settings for scope rings and bases

    I wouldn't recommend him...I saw a ring snap clean in half once
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    Do them up tight. Job done
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I wouldn't recommend him...I saw a ring snap clean in half once
    Says the man who won't give me my scope back as he stripped a screw head.
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    I had a scope fitted by a gun smith here in Tauranga, all torqued up "correctly", I could get the ring caps off without buggering every screw! don't know what that does to a scope? I think Ryan has it right and just watch the surfaces coming together evenly.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Lightweight top rings eg alloy 17-20in/lbs. bases 30in/lbs. steel rings/ top 20-25in/lbs bases 30in/lbs. locking rings 65in/lbs
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    Loctite blue 242 also
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I wouldn't recommend him...I saw a ring snap clean in half once
    Who would've thought that a PM2 tube could be crushed?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Who would've thought that a PM2 tube could be crushed?!
    I thought the problem was that they couldn't be and that trg rings are weak, that's why they have three rings for redundancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale View Post
    Lightweight top rings eg alloy 17-20in/lbs. bases 30in/lbs. steel rings/ top 20-25in/lbs bases 30in/lbs. locking rings 65in/lbs
    What he said!

    Warne lists 25in/lb for steel rings and 30in/lb for the bases.
    Warm Barrels!

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    https://www.eurooptic.com/FISTLS11-1...-Inch-lbs.aspx

    Likes of these will have you sorted

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    I was advised a few years ago and now I run all my alloy scope rings at 15"lbs since I bought a proper torque driver. Haven't had one slip or loose zero yet.

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