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JFD444
December 30, 2001, 12:42 PM
I was wondering what is the correct amount of force for tightening the stock screws on a Winchester Model 70. Also, is there a specific sequence that needs to be followed when I tighten the 3 screws? Thanks, James.

DeBee
December 30, 2001, 05:28 PM
I found this once in a M70 book or magazine. I wrote it down, memorized it, and forgot it immediately upon reading your post!

I think the specific sequence is as follows:

Install all screws to hold things in alignment. Tighten receiver ring screw first- very tight. Tighten tang screw second- slightly less tight. Last, tighten middle screw just hand tight.

All of course with a properly fitting gunsmith screwdriver...

Can anyone check my memory?