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Posted: 12/8/2003 7:51:52 AM EDT
Help I'm way out of my league here.

What is the conversion needed to convert 65 inch/pounds of torque to foot pounds?

If I use a beam torque wrench with a 3/8" socket size do I have to use a 3/8" socket or if I use a 1/4" adapter does it change by a factor?

I'm torquing down a set of $150 scope rings to my rifle and really don't want to rip the heads off the nuts trying to torque them down properly. I suppose I need to buy a $180 inch/pound wrench but was able to borrow a freshly calibrated one in ft/lbs.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:56:33 AM EDT
Try this website: [url]http://www.boltscience.com/pages/convert.htm[/url] 5.42 ft/lbs
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:59:01 AM EDT
5 ft-lbs drive adapter size doesn't matter try mounting the torque wrench in the vise first and get a feel for the click-let off 1st time I did it I WAY overtorqued the bolts, since I didn't feel the click - it's very, very light at that low a pressure w/a standard wrench
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 8:24:31 AM EDT
Thanks gents.
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