Torque on windage screws?


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utbrowningman
November 15, 2012, 05:15 PM
Emailed Leupold but have not received a response. What is the proper amount of torque on the windage screws of a Leupold one-piece base?

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45crittergitter
December 1, 2012, 04:57 PM
"Leupold, Talley & Echols recommend that 6-48 ring or base screws be tightened to 15-18 inch-pounds (thumb and two fingers on driver), and 8-40 screws to 28-35 inch-pounds. Most manufacturers recommend 20-something inch-pounds for ring screws. That is sufficient for a .458 Lott, and won’t mark a scope, unless the ring edges are sharp." - John Barsness

I didn't see anything specific to windage screws; just go by the size.

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