Torque settings on springer screws

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  • Torque settings on springer screws

    At the risk of overcomplicating things, I thought I'd ask what torque settings people are using on their springers. As in the stock screws, the ones that keep the wood bit attached to the metal bit.

    I understand that correct, uniform tension is important for accuracy. So i am replacing Screws with Allen head bolts so that I can use a small torque wrench on them. Plus I find screws are just a bit harder to deal with than Allen head bolts.
    Beeman R9 .20 | Cometa Fusion .22 | Weihrauch HW80k .25

    PCP is not my drug of choice

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    Id consider starting lightish and working up to were they stay tight and give good accuracy. Be careful of squashing the fore end ones to much it might stuff the hole.

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      I'd agree with that - on my Diana 34 the fore end holes were getting chopped out, so I fitted all three stock screw holes with aluminium pillars, glued in with Devcon F - problem solvered! The fact that there's a star washer bearing directly on the wood doesn't help, that's for sure.

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    Thanks guys, researched a bit more and found around 20 inch lbs as a starting point.
    Beeman R9 .20 | Cometa Fusion .22 | Weihrauch HW80k .25

    PCP is not my drug of choice

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