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#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 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25108
Loc: Texas
On the ring cap screws most recommend around 20 and 40 for the base screws if I remember right.
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#5580419 - 02/03/15 02:39 PM Re: How tight is enough? [Re: USMCatfish]
SingleShot85 Offline

Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1777
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
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 1948
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 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
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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
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1946
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.
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