How To: Tighten the guard screws on a bolt action rifle

Tighten the guard screws on a bolt action rifle

Tightening the guard screws to factory specified torque settings on a bolt action rifle is critical to ensure shot to shot consistency. This setting, usually around sixty inch pounds, ensures the critical portions of the action are seated firmly in the stock's bedding points. In this video Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates how to properly torque the guard screws on a bolt action using the Wheeler Engineering Firearms Accurizing Tool, also referred to as the FAT wrench.

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