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Posted: 9/22/2014 2:17:09 PM EST
Hello,

I've got a California Torque Products 10 - 70 In-Lbs torque driver and would like to know if it will be sufficient for working on my AR15. I will be mounting optics and doing basic maintenance. Also, what other important tools might I need. Thanks in advance for your help.
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 2:48:05 PM EST
So, it is in inch pounds? Or, is it foot pounds (in. lbs. or ft. lbs.)?
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 3:15:18 PM EST
70 inch lbs is only a little under 6ft lbs, ain't going to do much good for your AR needs.
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 4:28:05 PM EST
It is in In/Lbs. Is this incorrect for scope mount torque values? I know the barrel bolts are higher than what this provides with its limit at 70.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 4:39:57 PM EST
I got my trusty 10-100 Ft/Lbs Craftsman for the real wrenchin'!
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 5:25:42 PM EST
Inch lbs for almost everything except barrel,then you need ft lbs for it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2014 5:50:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By estwing223:
Inch lbs for almost everything except barrel,then you need ft lbs for it.
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This is the way
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 9:31:03 PM EST
To be more correct, your torque driver is fine for anything you've mentioned you plan to do. It's way too light for barrels or receiver extensions (AKA "buffer tubes"). But optics cry out for quality, precise torque, and that's what you stated you were looking at using it for.

To install a barrel you'll need a wrench that reads at least 30 foot pounds and goes up to at least 80 foot pounds. Receiver extensions are torqued at about 40 foot pounds.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 10:43:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GHPorter:
To be more correct, your torque driver is fine for anything you've mentioned you plan to do. It's way too light for barrels or receiver extensions (AKA "buffer tubes"). But optics cry out for quality, precise torque, and that's what you stated you were looking at using it for.

To install a barrel you'll need a wrench that reads at least 30 foot pounds and goes up to at least 80 foot pounds. Receiver extensions are torqued at about 40 foot pounds.
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All of this is 100% correct.


Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:14:58 PM EST
i have honestly never used an inch pounds driver...i just...tourque my rings down and just have a good feel for it lol...i probably should get a inch pounds driver. I just use a good old regular tourque wrench for the barrell nut.
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