Rifle Scopes  Overtorqued Badger rings

lennyo3034

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I mounted a new scope today onto new badger steel rings. I didn't realize until too late that the torque spec was 15 in/lbs and not 20. I'm wondering if I potentially caused damage by torquing it this much. I assume there is no point relieving it to 15 since I've already torqued them to 20.

Scope is a Sightron SIII 6-24. I've torqued these to 25 in/lbs before using TPS rings with no issues, but TPS rings are of different design.
 

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Re: Overtorqued Badger rings

You are GTG. When I was younger and did not know any better I remember putting rings on until I could not turn them any further with a allen LOL.
 

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Re: Overtorqued Badger rings

You are fine. I torque mine to 20 in/lbs as the norm.
 

lennyo3034

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Re: Overtorqued Badger rings

Alright, that makes me feel a little better. I wouldn't be concerned if I did it to a nightforce, but the Sightrons, being a target scope, have considerably thinner walls.