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 Post subject: Stock Screw Settings.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:59 pm 
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Nathan Foster from terminal Ballistics NZ (extensive experience) recommends the following for action bolt torque setttings

● Plastic stock rifles with floating lug: 35 inch-lbs
● Plastic stock with floating lug, bedded: 55 inch-lbs
● Plastic stock rifle, unbedded: 40-45 inch-lbs
● Glass stock rifle with unknown fill: 40-45 inch-lbs
● Glass stock rifle with ali chassis: 55-60 inch-lbs
● Wood stock rifle with floating lug: 35 inch-lbs
● Wood stock, bedded or unbedded but without pillars: 40-45 inch-lbs
● Wood stock rifle, pillar bedded: 55-60 inch-lbs
● Laminate stock rifle, bedded or unbedded but without pillars: 40-45 inch-lbs
● Laminate pillar bedded rifle: 55-60 inch-lbs
● Ali chassis/tube rifle: 55-60 inch-lbs

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:33 pm 

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Good to see this as a sticky. I can see this as a regular stop for reference.

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I agree Mike. It's a great reference.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:39 am 
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Hey Fotis does he have one for scope mount screws and rings also? I'm sure some of us could use the info.


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Scope screws ? 24 in/lbs

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I TQ the cap screws to 17 inch lbs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:12 am 
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Thanks Fotis and Scotty, I use those torque values also.


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Ruger's are a bit different. Who would have guessed ;-)?

RUGER Ring Mounts:
The sequence and torques are:
1. Base screw, torque to 60 inch-pounds. I finger snug this screw and then loosen it back a bit to make sure the
dovetail nut is seated in the receiver pocket prior to final torquing.
2. Cap screws, sequentially and incrementally torque to 20 inch-pounds. I never mix caps between bases. I always
maintain the orientation of the cap to the base and usually put each screw back in the same hole it came out of.
Stock Screws: -
The sequence and torques are:
1. The diagonal screw, torque to 50-90 inch-pounds. (If it is a flat tip screw replace it with an Allen or Star Head
Bolt)
2. The aft trigger guard screw, 30-50 inch pounds.
3. The forward trigger guard screw, also to 30-50 inch pounds.


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What about wood stock, pillars and bedded? Same as wood pillar bedded 55-60?


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Silent Sam wrote:
Ruger's are a bit different. Who would have guessed ;-)?

RUGER Ring Mounts:
The sequence and torques are:
1. Base screw, torque to 60 inch-pounds. I finger snug this screw and then loosen it back a bit to make sure the
dovetail nut is seated in the receiver pocket prior to final torquing.
2. Cap screws, sequentially and incrementally torque to 20 inch-pounds. I never mix caps between bases. I always
maintain the orientation of the cap to the base and usually put each screw back in the same hole it came out of.
Stock Screws: -
The sequence and torques are:
1. The diagonal screw, torque to 50-90 inch-pounds. (If it is a flat tip screw replace it with an Allen or Star Head
Bolt)
2. The aft trigger guard screw, 30-50 inch pounds.
3. The forward trigger guard screw, also to 30-50 inch pounds.



I’ve alway been told to torque Ruger bolt actions at Gorilla, ape, monkey front to back.LOL. For the front screw what size is it to replace with a Allen or torx head and where can I get quality ones. I’d like to do same with the trigger guard screws. Just don’t like slot head screws.


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What are the torques for a Ruger American CF with the std. black plastic stock.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:51 pm 
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otter25 wrote:
What are the torques for a Ruger American CF with the std. black plastic stock.
I can’t remember off hand but it was pretty dang tight. I just put it as tight as I could get them with a screwdriver and it shot fantastic. The one I’m referring to had the AI magazine setup. So my torque wrench would not fit down to the screw and I did not have an extension. I wanna say it was between 65-80 in-lbs, so pretty much gorilla tight lol.


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