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Old 08-27-2014, 05:10 PM
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How tight should I "torque" down the screws on a stock.
Finger tight then 1/4 turn? A little more . . . a lot more?
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:16 PM
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get a wheeler torque wrench and follow the guide lines they give you but make sure you do them the same every time and do them both the same i think it's 25 lb off the top of my head also go a site called gunwerks they have a lot of guntech tips and how to's.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:23 PM
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i stand corrected it would probably be 40-45 in.lbs
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:43 AM
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Well all right. Thanks. It's a Savage accustock and I found nothing on their site. Just "don't overtighten".
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:52 PM
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i usually just have a feel for it just because i take them apart so often. and i always tighten them equally meaning don't torque one down all the way while the other is still loose snug them up a little bit then torque them especially if your action is not bedded.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:55 AM
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Different actions and stock call for different torque settings. For example, I believe Ruger calls for 90"lbs on the angled screw of a 77. Call the rifle manufacturer, they'll tell you.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wayspr View Post
Different actions and stock call for different torque settings. For example, I believe Ruger calls for 90"lbs on the angled screw of a 77. Call the rifle manufacturer, they'll tell you.
I believe that it 95 inch pounds (not foot pounds).
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:55 AM
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Well I put it back on and it IS shooting much better! 3/8" MOA vs. 4 1/2"!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Uncle View Post
I believe that it 95 inch pounds (not foot pounds).
I never said foot lbs. " is the symbol for inch.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wayspr View Post
I never said foot lbs. " is the symbol for inch.
I wondered why he corrected you when you were correct to start with, LOL!!!
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