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OK. I was just wondering what the consensus is for the proper torque on the screws that hold the scope firmly within the rings without being "too tight". There has got to be a repeatable value.
 

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i emailed weaver a while ago and asked the same question, receiver base screws 6/48 and 8/40- 15 to 18 inch pounds, all cap screws 12 to 15 inch pounds, thumb screws/nuts for cross-bolts 35 inch pounds, picatinny rings 35 inch pounds, grand slam [all steel] ring sets- crossbolt screws [ 6/48 ] 25 inch pounds, grandslam/ redfield [ dovetail mounts ] rear windage 6/48 screws 25 inch pounds. hope that helps.
 

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Good response from 133 and jml. An especially a great question. The fallacy of scope mounting lies in the idea "tighter is better". You know when the variable dial is difficult to turn the torque is too great. Too light will do the obvious.
Wheeler makes a great torque sensitive driver with all the bits needed for any scope mounting project, I highly recommend it.
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