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EvolutionGSR
04-19-2012, 5:17 PM
I think that there are a lot of us here who have rifles with scopes, who don't use torque wrenches to tighten the rings, mostly because otherwise we wouldn't use that size of a torque wrench for anything else. I have a torque wrench for car duty, but thats way to big. I went to find a quality torque wrench online for the job, but a small Snap On is about $100. I know some people could justify that price because the do other things with it, like remove and replace their rifle stocks.....etc. But I won't be doing any of that. I did a lot of searching and came across this:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/EvolutionGSR/IMAG0265.jpg

It was $23 and is preset to 25 in-lbs. You'll have to read to make sure what your ring/scope manufacturer says, but mine happened to recommend 25 in lbs. I've heard this number before also and could be some sort of standard. Its light and compact and can be thrown into your range bag. The bit is the torx bit that many scope rings come in.

Oh and its called the "Warne scope mount torque wrench"

asgalindez
04-19-2012, 7:20 PM
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/718/718023.jpg
Wheeler Engineering FAT (Firearm Accurizing Torque) Torque Wrench Screwdriver
$50 @ Midway. $45 @ CTD. Both currently out of stock.

TheHammerOfTruth
04-20-2012, 12:14 AM
I use the FAT wrench also. +1

NSR500
04-20-2012, 12:20 AM
I just use my Snap On air impact and red Loctite.

m98
04-20-2012, 1:08 AM
Usin fat wrench also. I thought about that one op posted but fat wrench is a whole lot more versatile.

tonyxcom
04-20-2012, 5:58 AM
Just bought the FAT wrench off of Amazon Prime for 47.

high_revs
04-20-2012, 6:38 AM
LOL :p

I just use my Snap On air impact and red Loctite.



i have a in/lbs torque wrench already. is there a standard torque for rings? nightforce had 65 in/lbs and it seemed to be non-adjustable. but it's discontinued by midway. and the leupold version is like twice the discontinued nightforce.

65 in/lbs is about the bottom 1/3 of my range.

Fate
04-20-2012, 9:08 AM
Cool little tool.

Mr. Gillious
04-20-2012, 9:10 AM
i use a 1/2 inch impact wrench and just gun the damn thing

negolien
04-20-2012, 9:31 AM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&wrapid=tlif133493942970410&q=Wheeler+Torque+Wrench&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11240049159039551662&sa=X&ei=LY-RT4uPK8qriQLPo8m1Aw&ved=0CJQBEPMCMAk#

EvolutionGSR
04-20-2012, 10:00 AM
Looksike that FAT wrench is pretty popular. If I start needing other in-lbs, i might get that too and keep this as a portable. Hows the FAT quality compared to a snap on?

bender152
04-20-2012, 10:27 AM
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/718/718023.jpg
Wheeler Engineering FAT (Firearm Accurizing Torque) Torque Wrench Screwdriver
$50 @ Midway. $45 @ CTD. Both currently out of stock.

This is what I use.

Amazon has it for $47, but is also out of stock.
http://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Firearms-Accurizing-Torque-Wrench/dp/B0012AXR4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334942806&sr=8-1

nvision
04-20-2012, 1:38 PM
FAT wrench.

iatrogenic
04-20-2012, 9:37 PM
I use the FAT wrench. I got it for $44 and free 2 day shipping. Works great, would buy it again.

m98
04-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Looksike that FAT wrench is pretty popular. If I start needing other in-lbs, i might get that too and keep this as a portable. Hows the FAT quality compared to a snap on?


A solid well built tool with audible clicks and solid adjustments.