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Old November 7, 2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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New Remington 700 stock

Hey everybody. I have a new stock coming in for my Remington 700 SPS Varmint tomorrow. I have never exchanged a stock before and I have a few questions. The stock I purchased has an aluminum bedding block and can be seen here: http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet...cuBlock/Detail
My main question is how much torque do I put on the action screws. I have a Wheeler torque wrench to do the job, I just don't know how much. Also, is there any sort of compound I should put on the action screws before I install them. I have some of the "purple stuff" from Wheeler that they say to put on screws for scope bases and rings, do I need to put this on the action screws as well? Lastly, will I be able to achieve a free floated barrel with this stock and aluminum block and will free floating require any modifications to the stock? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old November 8, 2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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I went H&S precision with my stock and they recommend 65 inch pounds for action screws. I have the same Wheeler wrench you mentioned, but I had H&S include one of theirs when I bought the stock, as I hear the Wheeler is finicky at the higher ends of its torque spectrum. It should work though, I have tried both while taking my 700 apart and putting it back together. 65 should do you right, and you certainly won't break any screws at 65 inch pounds.
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Old November 9, 2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Just in case anybody was curious, I called Remington to get their recommendation as to the action screw torque. They say the 700 action screws require 35 inch/lbs of torque. I have the stock installed and will post pictures as soon as I find my camera.
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Old November 12, 2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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torque specs.

wow, i have always torqued mine at 55 in lbs.! Rmeington says 35????????, even for magnums?
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Old November 24, 2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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Winchester says 35 on my model 70 also.
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