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What is the recommended torque (inlb) for rifle scope rings?
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Typically, 15 INCH pounds is whats recommended.  
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I use this rule of thumb.  The rings I have purchased have a small torx wrench.  By holding the small end of the wrench into the screw with my thumb, I lightly pull the other end with my index and middle finger until it won't move using those fingers.  Haven't had a scope slip.  I find it works in a pinch when you don't have the torque wrench.
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Originally posted by brodeur272 brodeur272 wrote:

I use this rule of thumb.  The rings I have purchased have a small torx wrench.  By holding the small end of the wrench into the screw with my thumb, I lightly pull the other end with my index and middle finger until it won't move using those fingers.  Haven't had a scope slip.  I find it works in a pinch when you don't have the torque wrench.
 
I use this method as well. Good call.
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I just tightin mine untill the smoke and back off a 1/4 turn.
J/k   Thats a good way to do it guys.
 
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I just tightin mine untill the smoke and back off a 1/4 turn.
J/k   Thats a good way to do it guys.
 
Do you mean that I do not need the Torx adapter for the impact wrench? It took forever to find one.Big%20Grin
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I don't use a torque wrench, so I have no need for an adapter.  There is a reason for the size of the wrench provided (similar to why there are sockets up to a max size for different drive ratches).
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I just tightin mine untill the smoke and back off a 1/4 turn.
J/k   Thats a good way to do it guys.
 
Do you mean that I do not need the Torx adapter for the impact wrench? It took forever to find one.Big%20Grin
 
 
No I just use a 3 foot pry bar.I also add a little JB weld to the threads so they will not back out.
 
 
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Originally posted by brodeur272 brodeur272 wrote:

I don't use a torque wrench, so I have no need for an adapter.  There is a reason for the size of the wrench provided (similar to why there are sockets up to a max size for different drive ratches).
 
 
we are just poking fun brodeur. The method you have works great.I have never used a torque wrench with any of my rings.but i do remember there is tight and there is too damn tight.
 
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bigdaddy,
I take no offense.  I actually missed the term "impact" when I was reading it quickly.  One must have a thick skin to hang on forums.  All in good fun!!!
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Originally posted by brodeur272 brodeur272 wrote:

bigdaddy,
I take no offense.  I actually missed the term "impact" when I was reading it quickly.  One must have a thick skin to hang on forums.  All in good fun!!!
 
Yeah thick skin and a little looney to be around here at times.
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

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Typically, 15 INCH pounds is whats recommended.  
 
This is absolutely correct . However, there are a few tactical ring set-ups out there that recommend using 65 inch/pounds. But I have never - ever had a scope break free and make a run for it when using 15 in-pound rule !
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