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    Posted: 09 March 2018 at 16:00
 Can you recommend an inch pound torque wrench or screwdriver for torquing action screws and scope mounts?

I have always just tightened screws as tight as I could get them. Probably too tight. 

Anyway, I have always questioned the accuracy of the torque screwdrivers. I guess as long as they are consistant they are probably close enough. 

I have been looking at the Wheeler Engineering fat wrench. I like it better than the Vortex one I looked at because it goes up to 65 inch pounds instead of 50 inch pounds for the Vortex. 

What do you use? and how do you like it?

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  I have the Wheeler Engineering complete scope mounting kit with the F.A.T. wrench, lapping bars and more.  Don't know how I got along without it.  In addition I purchased a Wheeler "professional reticle leveling system"  That way there is no question whether the reticle is exactly vertical for very long range shooting.  Then, attach a  permanent level to the rifle scope and you are set to go.Smile

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like Lizard, I have the Wheeler Engineering complete scope mounting kit with the F.A.T. wrench.  it is OK not great, but bought it when Midway (it is their product) had it on sale.

Wish there was a better calibrated one.  but ok at best.

Yes, I always over torqued the screws also.  seems light now with wrench.
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I recently got fat wrench, I always used two fingers on scopes, hold allen wrench by short side and only use two fingers to tighten. I checked and fat wrench says, 20inch/lbs. Action screws, I used long side and two fingers, fat wrench says, 40inch/lbs.

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Thanks guys. I will probably get a fat wrench. It looks like about as good as their is without spending a lot. 

Do you think it's at least consistant?

From what you guys are saying, I probably am overtightening everything a lot. 

Thanks again. 

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I figure it was worth the $40 or so, I got it on sale for. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it seems repeatable. From reviews, you want to back it off, during storage or it loses settings.

If you only mount a scope or two, I'm not sure it's needed. On the other hand, if you overtighten one set of rings and strip them out or worse, crush scope, you needed one. I mount dozen or more scopes, every year and I just got one. I did strip a ring and crush a scope tube, years ago and I've mounted hundred/s? since without it.

I got it more for repeatable action screw tightness.
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Action screws and scope mounts and rings is the main reason I think I need one. I never have stripped the threads on a screw, but I have messed up the slot on a few. 

Another thing is The weather is getting better and work should be settling down a bit so I am planning on getting my Swede project out to the range and seeing what kind of accuracy I can get out of it and have been reading that action screw torque can make a difference in accuracy. 

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