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Thread: Tightening Scope Rings

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    Tightening Scope Rings

    I have had a problem with over tightening scope rings and mounts.

    Are there any reasonable prised Torque screwdrivers that will take alan or torx bits available in the uk?

    Thanks for you help in advance

    John

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    I think you will find that if you just tighten normally ,ie not like popeye! that if you checked the screws they wouldnt be that far off the right setting 17/18lbs is not a lot,
    DONT START

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    Hi

    There is another post on Torque Wrenches........

    In the absence of one if you keep the short end of an Allen key in your fingers, when tightening up you should not be too far off.

    I have had a Fat Wrench version for a few years and have only recently started using it when tickering/swapping scopes.

    L

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    Quote Originally Posted by john444334 View Post
    I have had a problem with over tightening scope rings and mounts.

    Are there any reasonable prised Torque screwdrivers that will take alan or torx bits available in the uk?

    Thanks for you help in advance

    John
    I have one of these, and it is a great piece of kit for scope rins, bases, etc :-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-STS10...e+screwdrivers

    All the best.

    Neil.

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    See this thread...

    Torque wrench
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    See this thread...

    Torque wrench

    Thank You

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    I usually tighten scope rings (the halves) using a proper screwdriver (for the screw head) and a small hammer. Once used to it, you can easily tell by the feel and sound when the screw is tight. Haven't had a scope slip even on 338L's or 50's using this technique. Did have scope fall off a 22LR recently but that was because the rings did not properly fit the rail on the receiver. A few swipes with a file and the problem was resolved. Bottom line, you can do it cheaper without a torque wrench but the use of one may give you a sense of confidence you won't have with a screwdriver or allen/torx wrench.

    SS

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