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Old 03-16-2011, 01:24 AM   #11
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Will do, wish it wasn't gonna take 8weeks for the stock to come in oh well lookin at a timney trigger this rifle building thing is addictive
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The Wheeler FAT wrench is actually a pretty good piece of kit. It is not pinpoint accurate, but will stay within about 4-5 inch lbs, which falls within the acceptable range for gun related projects.

I keep one in my range tool kit and use it a lot. It stays calibrated to another Wheeler that I use, so until they fail to "mate" up I'll keep using them.

And I think Midway gives them a lifetime warranty. The early ones had some problems, but the current crop seem to have the problems addressed.
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Well, got a Wheeler professional scope mounting kit, for the most part is a good kit the only problem that I had was the ring alignment bar these things are worthless at least with my Warne ring and bases they will not allow for the rings to get tight enough to eliminate movement the FAT wrench actually seemed to perform very well dont know how accurate it is but it does seem to be consitant
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Well, got a Wheeler professional scope mounting kit, for the most part is a good kit the only problem that I had was the ring alignment bar these things are worthless at least with my Warne ring and bases they will not allow for the rings to get tight enough to eliminate movement the FAT wrench actually seemed to perform very well dont know how accurate it is but it does seem to be consitant
Should have gone with the Kokopelli Products Alignment kit. Warne rings are tougher to align and lapp than standard split ring sets, due to the way the tighten. Great rings, but not easy to align and lapp.
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One thing to look at.
If you buy good quality rings and a quality one piece base, such as a Farrel base, there will never be a need to lapp rings.
Gun manufacturers don't always drill their holes perfect, for that reason, I always suggest a good base.
Before I retired from my gunsmithing business, I always did my best to advise customers to buy quality bases and rings. It protects your scope.
Just drop a bar into the bases and tighten up the rings. Your scope will be perfectly aligned with the rings. No need to lap.
The one piece base also strengthens the action which can improve the accuracy due to less flex of the action when the rifle is fired.

Rings and bases are no place to skimp. I never use 2 piece bases on my rifles.
The amount of force a scope puts on a base and rings when the rifle is fired is considerable. You need a set up as solid as you can get.

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One thing to look at.
If you buy good quality rings and a quality one piece base, such as a Farrel base, there will never be a need to lapp rings.

John K
With all due respect to your background, I know some people who will completely disagree with that statement.
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One thing to look at.
If you buy good quality rings and a quality one piece base, such as a Farrel base, there will never be a need to lapp rings.
Gun manufacturers don't always drill their holes perfect, for that reason, I always suggest a good base.
Before I retired from my gunsmithing business, I always did my best to advise customers to buy quality bases and rings. It protects your scope.
Just drop a bar into the bases and tighten up the rings. Your scope will be perfectly aligned with the rings. No need to lap.
The one piece base also strengthens the action which can improve the accuracy due to less flex of the action when the rifle is fired.

Rings and bases are no place to skimp. I never use 2 piece bases on my rifles.
The amount of force a scope puts on a base and rings when the rifle is fired is considerable. You need a set up as solid as you can get.

John K
John, the quality of the rifle, rings and bases has no affect whatsoever on whether or not the rings need to be lapped. Slight manufacturing imperfections will always be present, and necessitate the need for lapping.
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