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Old 08-26-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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What tightening rings down on a scope what does it mean if you hear a click , does this mean I have tightened them to much and will it cause a problem

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:46 AM   #2
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I'm sure someone will be along and ask you to go to introductions and let us know a bit about you.

In the meantime, welcome to the forum.

A click could mean one or more of many things.

  • Screw Broke
  • Misalignment popped into place
  • Thread stripped
  • Friction Release
  • Screwdriver shaft rotated
  • Scope Tube Collapsed
you get the idea..... hard to say from here.

I would recommend removing the scope, mounts, rings, etc and do a visual inspection on everything. including the tapped holes. Try your screws in the threads.

Then give it a try again.
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i use 25inch pounds on ring screws and 60inch pounds on the clamp to base screws

get a wheeler FAT wrench. its the best $$ to quality inch pound torque wrench out there.

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