This is a discussion on Scope rings/mount torque questions within the Accuracy forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Im looking to buy a set of Warne rings to replace the cheap ones I have on my Sadlak aluminum mount now. Is there an ...
Thanks for the link, I'll give it a read. Im using a Nikon Prostaff 4-12. A lot of people said that there was enough contact with the rings that lapping was not required, but if they do need it then I will lap them. I was thinking about buying the kit from midway
the purchase of a "fat wrench" (by Wheeler I think) at any of the gun places. Over the years it will pay for itself in un-broken screws and un-mangled parts...not to mention the "it just fell off at the range somewhere" stuff that nobody locally has a replacement for.
Fat Wrench is not precise at all. Along with China made.
The 2 I have tested would not repeat at all.
Brownell's sells a very nice in/lb T-handle wrench that goes from 10-70 in/lbs, you can dial to the exact setting every time and it's made in Canada buy a company that makes torque wrenches for the industry.
Been very happy with the one I bought.....
Heres what I use for my mark 4 rings with mark 4 scope and springfield scope, this is what leupold told me and what I do:
Rings to base: 65 inch/lbs, I use a seekins precision pre-set torque wrench.
Caps on scope: 25 inch/ibs, use a seekins precision pre-set torque wrench.
The seekins precision torque wrenches are a "T" handle style that are pre-set to what you order, very precise, I have removed my scopes many times and put them back on and re-torqued rings to bases and have been very close to zero every time, truly worth their cost.
I think Thats what I posted, its what I wanted to anyway, 65in/lbs is for the ring base to rail for my mark 4 rings and The 25in/lbs is for the ring caps that go over the scope, It's what Leupold recommended and what I have been doing. Maybe I should re-read my post, maybe I typed it wrong.
Here is a reference. http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=5&t=310257
there's lots of info out there on this subject.
Anyway it's what Leupold told me when I contacted them after purchasing my Leupold mk4 scope and rings for my m25.
It does look like some recommend 20in/lbs on the ring caps, I think there is a little wiggle room, maybe plus or minus 5 pounds, as long as your consistant it will return to zero.
SORRY, "I" didn't word it 'rite'. I should not have rushed my response!
Didn't want the OP to think he should go to the 65 in/lb on the bottom screws is all.
LG, you are right on, it reminded me of the time I pulled my brand new $600 aimpoint Micro T1 out of its box, grabbed my seekins 25in/lb and proceeded to strip out the 4 screw holes in the bottom of my aimpoint, ouch...
you need to find out specifics for your rings and mounts.
Thank you all for the information. I have another question now... The rings I am looking to buy say they are for weaver style scope bases. I have the Sadlak aluminum mount and I want to make sure that I get rings that will properly fit. Is the Sadlak mount a 1913 pic rail style mount, or does it have weaver dimensions? I know that weaver rings can work, but is there a set of rings specifically for pic style mounts?