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#3400614 - 10/13/13 04:30 PM Re: Broke a screw on the rear scope base. [Re: WGK]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: WGK
I have always used fingernail polish.

I have used it but only when the better half is at work. I had forgotten about using it but I have.
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#3415513 - 10/23/13 01:25 PM Re: Broke a screw on the rear scope base. [Re: KPH]
tasaman
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I have and use a FAT wrench but if I had to do it over again I would just find one of the needle indicator torque wrenches that look like a breaker bar. They are plenty good enough and 1/10 the price.
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#3429547 - 10/31/13 03:25 PM Re: Broke a screw on the rear scope base. [Re: tasaman]
infoman jr.
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Leupold recommends to put oil on your base screws. True story.

I use my FAT wrench all the time. It's a great item to put on your Christmas/birthday list.
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#3429572 - 10/31/13 03:41 PM Re: Broke a screw on the rear scope base. [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
 Originally Posted By: WGK
I could have.


A Wheeler Fat Wrench will open your eyes on how much over-torquing happens with most scope rings.

Most call for 15-20 lbs of torque, I guesstimate I used to put upwards of 40 to 50 on them free-hand.

Over-torquing plus stout recoil = snapped ring screws.


I've so often worried I'm way over torqueing. I used to work with a guy that would darn near break a sweat installing bases and rings - I knew that was way too much obviously. I've wanted a torque wrench for a long time.
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