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Old October 17, 2017, 05:00 AM   #1
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Scope ring torque specs

Well I did a stupid...I recently moved and packed up all my notes, gear, etc in boxes, totes, etc. I have yet to unpack and find and sort all my notes, gear, etc and I wanted to remove and replace two of my scopes on two of my rifles. Thinking I knew where the info was I removed the scopes and upon the reinstall could not find the torque spec info on the rings. Rats....so I wanted to ask for advice on torqueing 30mm scope rings without knowing the recommended torque value for each set, is there a "ballpark" number that works for ring size(ie. 30mm or 1")? I was thinking that the torque value was around 25 inch pounds or so but am not 100% sure. any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I don't remember the manufacturer of the rings as I am sure that would help finding the values too. And would it make any difference in the torque value if the rings were 4 screw vs. 6 screw design? Both sets are the 6 screw design. Again, thanks for the input
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Old October 20, 2017, 05:04 PM   #2
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Vortex recommends 18 inlb for the rings.
I use 25 inlb to mount the rings to the base and base to reciever.
With blue Loctite of course.
Also a sprinkle of rosin between scope and rings.
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Old October 21, 2017, 09:30 AM   #3
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Leupold recommends 15-20inlb on their rings.
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Old October 29, 2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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Warne recommends 15 inch pounds. I bought a Warne t-handle T-15 torq wrench. I don't know if that is a Warne thing or an all around spec, but I use it on all my scopes and rings. So far so good.
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