Main Menu
Newest Members
ftworthian, Ecm12, lone_star, RDC, timberghost
62201 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 82272
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44214
BOBO the Clown 42358
BMD 40617
bill oxner 39273
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34452
sig226fan ( 31323
Forum Stats
62201 Members
46 Forums
432670 Topics
5961000 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5580394 - 02/03/15 02:14 PM How tight is enough?
USMCatfish Offline

Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 936
Loc: Crowley,Texas
When mounting on a scope base and scope rings. How many inlb do yall normally torque to?

Thk you

#5580409 - 02/03/15 02:30 PM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25751
Loc: Texas
On the ring cap screws most recommend around 20 and 40 for the base screws if I remember right.
It's hell eatin em live

#5580419 - 02/03/15 02:39 PM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
SingleShot85 Offline

Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1786
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
base to action 6x40 screws.... no more then 20 inlbs.... with locktite. 8x40's you can go anther 5-10lbs but still use locktite

ring cap screws depends on how many screws there are 1,2,4,6.....??????

#5580422 - 02/03/15 02:40 PM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
MacDaddy21 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 2101
Loc: CO
Ring caps: 15-20 in/lb
Base to receiver: 20-25 in/lb
Ring cross bolt: 50-65 in/lb

#5580469 - 02/03/15 03:09 PM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
jdk1985 Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12045
Loc: Waco, TX

For instance, Leupold Mark 4 rings-to-base recommends 60 or 65 (and other similar ones do as well).

BUT... leupold PRW only recommend 22 (-ish, IIRC) per screw, and there are two on each ring.

Can easily snap a screw in half if you try to put 60 pounds of torque on a 22 pound screw... just did that a few weeks ago.

#5588914 - 02/08/15 09:56 AM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
booradley Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1993
Loc: Justin, TX
Depends on the brand. Warne Maxima is 25 inch pounds for base and ring screws. Burris PEPR is 65 for base and 20 for ring.
Assistant Secretary - U.S. Dry Bean Council


© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide