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Torque on windage screws?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by utbrowningman, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. utbrowningman

    utbrowningman Member

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    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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    "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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