Gunsmithing Nightforce Unimount Torque

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I have a NF unimount on the way to put on my MK 12 style AR. The NF manual states to torque the cross bolt nut 68in lbs. My question for you that use this mount on AR rifles is what torque you use? I ask this because 68in lbs seem like alot for the AR flat top.

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Greg
 

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Re: Nightforce Unimount Torque

I use 65 inlb on my Leupold Mark 4 rings so that's what i used on my Unimount. Hope this helps, works for me. Use 65 on my RRA 223 24" Varmint and RRA 308 26" Varmint
 

koodbe

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Re: Nightforce Unimount Torque

Suffice it to say that on my JD flat top I failed to torque it and it did come loose. I have since torqued it to the correct spec and no more problem.My torque stick was being calibrated at the time of initial install so I found out my fingers also lost calibration.
Go ahead and use the recommended torque