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This weekend I was working on some 130 ttsx loads for my tikka 308 and my sons Rem 700 308. The tikka loves em, still working on a little hotter load but my sons Rem 700 ADL was all over the place. Its always a great shooter, but with his stock ammo he always uses, this thing was 2-3 moa. Ok somethings not right. I just bought him a Trijicon accupoint 2.5-10x56 and the first thing that came to mind was something was loose, or this new scope has some issues. Rings, rail, something. So went home and checked torque on all mounts with the wheeler fat wrench.

Then I thought of something, the action screws. Went to check them and they were about 25 in/lbs. Crap, Rem calls for 45 in/lbs on the synthetic stocks. Not sure how that got that way, maybe he pulled stock to do something and went back "snug". Re-torqued back to 45 in/lb and went to range yesterday. Dame near in the same hole. Shot those 130's about .5 moa at 100 yards.

Has anyone experienced that big of a shift simply by not having the action screws torqued correctly? It wasn't like it was strapped to a 2x4 flopping around. It felt very normal and no play.

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that's good info to have. thanks for posting.


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On my older Rem 700 BDL .270, in original wood stock, I installed pillars & glass-bedded. I changed out slotted action screws for socket-head. I torque screws to 55 in/lbs & the rifle shoots tiny groups. Since then rifle has held zero for 10+ years & my 130 gr & 150 gr groups print vertically about 1" apart at 100yds.

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If you are having issues with accuracy, based on different torque settings, that means you have a bedding issue.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
If you are having issues with accuracy, based on different torque settings, that means you have a bedding issue.


Yeah the problem is the tupperware stock. So I doing a test with his ability to take care of things. he needed a new scope, so i got him the accupoint and a scope coat. If he takes care of that, I'll get him a much better stock.

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I'm not sure that those factory Tupperware stocks stay torqued....


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If Montana had a standing army, a 270 Win with Federal Blue Box 130's would be the standard issue.

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