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Old 03-14-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Wondering what you guys think about these things they look kinda flimsy to me, I've been looking for a inch pound torque wrench I probably wont need to use it that much so dont wanna spend alot on one, thought I could find one at my local hardware store but there kinda hard to find. Any thoughts on these things

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #2
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ive got one as inch pound wrenches are difficult to find. seems to work fine. its not as flimsy as it looks. like any torque wrench dont store it at any setting other than 0.

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Mine works just fine for my needs, which is primarily for mounting bases and scopes. For that purpose, I wouldn't need a better one.

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How about action screws on a remington 700 I've been doin some research and it seems like the 55 inch pounds is the number, got a bell and carlson stock on the way and wanna make sure I get the torque right. Wondering since I think the rateing on the FAT wrench is 65 max, would it hold up and be accurate??

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I would think that 65 inch pounds is enough for just about any firearm need that would come your way. But maybe someone with a little more experience than me could answer better.

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no real way to tell other than putting it on a torque wrench calibration rig.

55 inch pounds is about 4.5 foot pounds

the wheeler isnt a precision instrument but its good enough for gun applications. if you want a much more accurate one your going to drop the price of a gun on one.

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I refuse to skimp on torgue wrenches....Snap On is the best IMO and MAC is fine....most of the others won't hold a calibration and then your just guessing. Yes, you'll spend money but if you care for the wrench the way they should be cared for they will last you a lifetime and rarely need recalibrating.

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For a pillar beded stock 35 inch pounds is the norm for action screws.
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To be honest I dont know if you would consider the stock I am getting a pillar bedded stock it is a Bell and Carlson Medalist tactical light it has a full length aluminum block planning on skim bedding the recoil lug area what would the torque be on a setup like that.

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To be honest I dont know if you would consider the stock I am getting a pillar bedded stock it is a Bell and Carlson Medalist tactical light it has a full length aluminum block planning on skim bedding the recoil lug area what would the torque be on a setup like that.
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