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    action screws ?

    anyone that has replaced a howa 1500 stock for a boyds one and mag conversion what touqe did you tighten the screws to ?

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    Are they supposed to be set to a specific torque?? ~Muir

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    supposedly acording to the mag conversion 50 to 55 lbs but seems abit much to me

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    From the manual:

    2. To replace stock:
    Insert magazine box into receiver, open end to the rear and notched end first. Place barreled action
    assembly carefully into stock. Be certain trigger guard is seated properly in stock. The longer
    takedown screw goes behind the trigger guard.
    Tighten the two takedown screws alternately until both are snug, then tighten front screw Firmly;
    finally, tighten rear screw.
    "Nonsense! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dista.....................".

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    thanks for that so just hand tight then

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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherby View Post
    thanks for that so just hand tight then
    snug is good enough, if you have kenny sized hands it is possible to crush the stock by overtightening the action screws although glass bedding sorts out the problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by weatherby View Post
    thanks for that so just hand tight then
    Yup. Torque loading more often than not means less tight than you might think.

    For example, "finger tight" is accepted to mean "around" 8 lb/in.

    An M10 wheelnut is normally torque loaded to more than 70 lb/ft - more than 97 times "tighter".

    You are probably OK (since the manufacturer is not fussed) to use a 4" spanner on the front screw and shorten your grip to 2" on the rear screw AND FEEL THE SAME FORCE IN YOUR FINGERS.

    That will give you as near as dammit 1/2 the torque on the rear.
    "Nonsense! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dista.....................".

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