What should scope mounts be torqued to?
Ring cap screws should be set to 16 inch pounds (1.33 ft/lbs or 1.8 nm) Base screws should be set to 30 inch pounds (2.5 ft/lbs or 3.4 nm)
What is the torque on Leupold scope rings?
It’s designed to deliver the proper amount of torque (65-in lbs) when installing Mark 4® style rings for return to zero accuracy.
What is the torque for Vortex scope rings?
Response from Vortex Optics: It is crucial to make sure you are using the proper torque setting on the ring screws. We recommend 15-18 in/lbs of torque on the screws.
What is lapping a scope mount?
Lapping—or truing up the inside surface of your scope rings—protects the outside of the scope tube from damage; eliminates stress on the tube that could affect the integrity of the scope’s internal moving parts; and aids accuracy by removing any stresses that the scope tube could be applying to your rifle’s action.
Should I use Loctite on Vortex scope rings?
For example, we do not recommend the use of Loctite or other similar products in mounting our optics. These products can act as a lubricant, creating additional torque on the screws, which can exceed the recommend specs and actually damage your riflescope, limiting your ability to dial shots.
Why lap rings for a high dollar scope?
Lapping can increase the amount of surface contact between the ring and scope tube, and also help with proper alignment between the scope rings. When the lapping job is done, the bar and compound knocks down high spots, and rough patches, all while essentially polishing the ring surface that contacts the scope tube.
Why have rings lapped on a high dollar scope?
Should I Loctite scope mount screws?
The quick answer is no we don’t, not unless something indicates to us that it is needed. Most of the companies that make rings and mounts recommend not using Loctite for a couple of reasons. Instead of using Loctite we prefer to use a torque wrench that measures in pounds per inch.
Should you lap vortex scope rings?
When using some designs of scope mounts, lapping is recommended to get the best performance. The process of lapping in its rudimentary form is taking 2 or more surfaces, applying some kind of abrasive compound between them, then creating friction between the parts.