Rifle Scopes amount of torque on rings

bward

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Is there a standard torque setting that most people use on their rings and bases? If so, what is the amount?
 

RayDBonz

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Re: amount of torque on rings

It depends on the rings.

Badger told me 65 inch-pounds for the base and 15 inch-pounds for the caps. This seems fairly standard.

Seekins said 55 for the base and 15 - 25 for the caps.

LaRue said 35 - 40.

When in doubt, ask the manufacturer.
 

karagias

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Re: amount of torque on rings

I test the rings I manufacture by tightening the scope clamp screws to 40 inch-pounds followed by an inspection of the tube to ensure that it was not damaged during the test. 20-30 inch-pounds is our recommendation for for normal use. A great tool to use for this is made by Wiha Tools and can be found at
http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/285vario_s.htm

Rail clamp nut can be torqued to between 50 and 60 inch-pounds.