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Posted: 1/21/2006 11:30:15 PM EDT
Bought a new Leupold Torque wrench for tightening bolts in the rings to the proper tightness.

The leupold and Zeiss rings are supposed to be tightened to 65 inch pounds of torque.

WELL, I sheared off two of the bolts.

Too nice.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:48:09 PM EDT
the cross bolts correct?

maybe the torque wrench needs calibrating, i use the simple beam type ones from craftsman or my snap-on ones


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Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:07:59 AM EDT
If you're referring to the ring screws then they only should be torqued to 15 in. lbs not 65 in. lbs., if you use the supplied torx or allen screw you can tighten to the proper torque by holding the little end and tightening until it stops. 65 in. lbs. of torque only applies to the cross bolts of the rings that hold it the rail, if those sheared off at 65 in lbs of torque then those are some shitty rings. Anyway, it's only 15 in lbs. for the little screws.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:50:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 12:51:37 PM EDT by SC-Texas]
I used the Leupold Torque wrench.

I broke one of the top screws and one of the bottom screws.

I am going to just drop the money on an adjustable torque wrench.

OK- so its 15" lbs on top and 65" lbs on the bottom?


These are the Zeiss Victory steel rings made by Warne.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:02:55 PM EDT
Ring cap screws are 15 in/lbs and crossbolt screws are 65 in/lbs.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:58:41 PM EDT
I heard people from Texas are extra strong!!!

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:05:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Timanator:
I heard people from Texas are extra strong!!!


Yup, you can smell 'em for miles.
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