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Old 10-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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I had to buy a new set of rings because my old ones were too low for my new scope to be mounted. The directions say to torque the screw that attaches the rings to base at 35 inch pounds. The screws in the rings should be torqued at 22 inch pounds. In the past I have always just tightened these screws and not worried about it. Does anyone know where I can find the tool to do it properly?
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:56 PM   #2
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Any reputable tool store should have a torque wrench that does inch/lbs.

Harbor Freight lists one for $21.99, but I would probably look elsewhere. Spend more and get one that is probably a good deal more accurate. Not much margin of error with that tiny amount of torque.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #3
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Got mine off amazon. Car Quest, Napa and places like that either carry them or can order them. Just make sure it is in lb and not ft lb.
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The ones I have seen online are pricey for no more than I will use it. I was hoping to pay someone to tighten 6 little screws.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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I use the Wheeler Engineering Scope Mounting Kit, it has everything I need to properly mount optics.
Leveling, alignment, lapping and proper torquing are key to a really good scope setup.
Not really a practical purchase for one scope, but I redid several and plan several more over time, so I bought it.

Also comes in handy for torquing bedding screws on receivers and such, minor adjustments can have major impacts on accuracy.

http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/453...3MEaAr4F8P8HAQ

Where are you located, find a gunsmith near you or perhaps a local gun shop that does scope mounting and has the tools to do it properly.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:51 PM   #6
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I am in Crestview. Would a gun shop mount the scope since I didn't buy it from them.
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I ain't never used a torque wrench...never had an issue. Actually seen gun shops put tons of scopes/bases on without a torque wrench either....
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A little daub of the blue stuff on the screw & your good to go. Don't use the red or it won't never come back off.
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