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22popnsplat
10-02-2011, 5:54 PM
I just thought i would pass this info to some who may not know , I have been doing this on bolt rifles and dont know how well it works on other designs . Use a decent torque wrench and and starting at 2 inch pounds and working up to about 20 (for non bedded rifles, bedded can go higher) and watch the difference in the size of the groups . groups will go from about a inch at 50 yards down to about a 1/4 inch and a good rifle it can be much less. On most of my rifles around 12 inch pounds seems to be best but it varies , even will may different on 2 rifles of the same make and model. Been doing this for years but it does not seem to be common knowledge .

Izzy43
10-02-2011, 6:13 PM
You are correct. I have done this on three of my bolt guns. One is at 16in/lbs, one at 20 and another at 26. Definitely need to do this on most bolt actions and I would think on semi-autos as well. Seats the action properly in the stock.

Boarding-Team-Leader
10-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Not just bolt guns. Works wonders on the 10/22. Mine usually settle in at around 18-22 inch pounds.
BTL

OHW
10-04-2011, 7:27 AM
10/22 is very sensitive to the torque .

shadow65
10-04-2011, 8:56 AM
This has always been one of my issues with Ruger 10/22 and Mini 14. Depending on torque of the action or in the mini 14, gas block, your poi will change.