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Old July 27, 2014, 08:32 AM   #26
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Thank you all very much! I intend to use the advice you fine gentlemen provided and I guess I'll see where it takes me. again, thank you all for the great criticism and advice, I appreciate the feedback.
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Old July 27, 2014, 12:17 PM   #27
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In reality, I think there's a safe max but no real "correct" number. There are all kinds of opinions/methods on getting it right for your gun.
I just completed a build using an Accuracy International Chassis System- and was surprised that their directive was to tighten the action screws to 53 in./lbs.

Not 51, or 54, but 53... Can't help but wonder how that was determined.
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Old July 27, 2014, 08:10 PM   #28
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Action screw torque setting have been determined by machine resting the rifle then shooting 20- to 30-shot that's groups at different torques. Whatever makes the smallest groups is the spec. It varies with action types. But for a given action, the amount seems to be the same across all stock materials except steel or aluminum tube guns. I don't know about tube guns.

Most .22 rimfire match rifles do best with 20 to 25 inch pounds.
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