- Oct 22, 2014
Around 250 ft lbs for Surgeon actions and around 500 ft lbs for Rem 700s.If I recall correctly, Tac Ops has progressively increased their barrel torque over the years. Not sure what it is now, but hundreds of foot-pounds rings a bell.
Around 250 ft lbs for Surgeon actions and around 500 ft lbs for Rem 700s.
He uses his own proprietary threads though, if you go that far on most things out there you’ll break something.
Your barrel connects to the action meaning that there is a surface between two parts there, as you shoot your barrel heats up and that connection between the two parts becomes a joint that doesn’t heat and move as one piece, meaning your barrel will literally flex and move inside of the action if it isn’t torqued enough.I never would have thought barrel torque. Good heads up for me, thanks.
Yep, some Euro companies don’t even do threads, they heat up the metal and the press the barrel into the action.To any critical thinking person, the 30-40ft-lbs of barrel torque that is common with “custom” rifles is a joke.
Tac Ops has torque figured out. Some of the European, Scandinavian, Finnish companies have it figured out… and then we have American to who “hand tight” is good enough.