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Wheeler fat wrench

Post by flashman » 11 Feb 2018, 4:35 am

Hi all , finally got one , wheeler fat wrench, (digital) what a top piece of equipment, when I checked the rings and mounts who under torqued they were , going to chech the action screws ,but mana factor information is coming up short , any suggestions :unknown:
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Post by Gwion » 11 Feb 2018, 12:37 pm

Pillar bedded? Timer or synthetic stock?
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Post by Wombat » 11 Feb 2018, 12:40 pm

That pdf is great for general engineering recommendations. Some firearm torque values are specific and vary from the norm. Some action screws have a range of suitable torque values that can be used to tune the individual rifle. Pillar bedding for example will alter the required torque.
Maybe some more information on what you are working on will get some specific help.
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Post by Gwion » 11 Feb 2018, 1:10 pm

Timber stock with out pillars i do at around 35 inch pounds on a centerfire. On a rim fire i tune the torque between 15 and 25 inch pounds. 25 is even getting a bit too much. My t-bolt likes 22"lb front and 17 at the back. The old Sportco is more like 13 & 17.
My centerfires are pillar and full action bedded and i crank them to 55"lb.
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Post by flashman » 11 Feb 2018, 1:55 pm

Hi thanks of the information ,struck a problem ,the HEX bits that came with the kit ,wont fit the hex heads in the stock ,scope rings spot on ,will have hunt down 3/32 hex bit from some where ,ok such is life ....... : )
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Post by flashman » 12 Feb 2018, 11:19 am

All my stocks are synthetic , don’t cry when I scratch a stock :lol:
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Post by BBJ » 13 Feb 2018, 1:18 pm

flashman wrote:All my stocks are synthetic , don’t cry when I scratch a stock :lol:


There's some truth in that.

It's hard not to be a little precious when you get a real beauty bit of timber with a deep stain.
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Post by flashman » 14 Feb 2018, 8:34 am

Don’t get me wrong ,I loooove wood all my gats get well used , just for practical reasons synthetics stock the go ..
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Post by AusTac » 14 Feb 2018, 8:47 am

Are these torque wrenches any good? Got quoted $600 for a 1/4 inch one that'll go down to a few nm :o
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Post by flashman » 15 Feb 2018, 10:04 am

Yes there not bad at all , done all my gats and was dumbfounded by how far out every thing was ,so down to the range for a test , word of warning , once your mates know u have one look out :mrgreen:
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Post by Lorgar » 15 Feb 2018, 1:02 pm

BBJ wrote:It's hard not to be a little precious when you get a real beauty bit of timber with a deep stain.


One theory for that is when you get something nice scuff it straight away then it's done and you don't have to worry about it :lol:
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Post by flashman » 15 Feb 2018, 7:40 pm

So true..... :clap:
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