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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Default Torque values for rings and bases

My brother gave me a torque driver for scope rings and bases. I have no idea where to look for the proper settings, maybe there's no such thing. Any ideas? Thanks, Tom.
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Here are some general recommendations.

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http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.co...wrench&tab=faq

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What torque should I adjust my fasteners to?
Always refer to manufacturesr specs but we recommend:
Base Screws 30 inch-lbs
Ring Screws (aluminum) 10 -15 inch-lbs
Ring Screws (Steel) 15-20 inch-lbs
Windage Screws 30-40 inch-lbs
Guard Screws
(with bedding pillars) 65 inch-lbs
(no bedding pillars) 40 inch-lbs
*note: middle guard screw should not be torqued
From a Leupold package:

6-48 Base Screws -22in/lbs
8-40 Base Screws -28in/lbs

8-40 Ring Screws -28in/lbs

STD Windage Screws -45in/lbs

Ringmount Keeper Screws -45in/lbs

PRW Keeper Screws -22in/lbs

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Thanks Tim, I got'em printed out and filed for future reference.
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