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I have a great little Remington M-700 LTR in .308 with the fluted barrel option toped with USMC Clip Slot (1913) optics rail with Badger Spec M-40A3 rings (rings not shown in picture) with a Leupold MK-4 Vari-X III 3.5-10X40mm Long Range M-1 scope with Butler Creek flip ups, and a Timmney 1.5 pound trigger. Original LTR stock (factory glass bedded). I was cleaning it after a day at the range... and a little bit of solvent driped from the muzzle down the outside of the barrel inbetween the barrel and the stock... so after done cleaning the barrel... chamber... bolt... ect, i took the barrel / reciever group out of the stock to clean the solvent off. After i was done cleaning the solvent off i realized i had forgotten to messure in torque the poundage of the lugs factory set :oops: (i was getting .45 MOA 5 shot groups with M-118LR ammo before, now since i messed with the lugs / lug position in the stock im getting .75 MOA 5 shot groups with the same lot number ammo). Now... to get to the point; does any one know how to properly re-seat the action into the stock and what the proper poundage of torque i should put on each lug?
 

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With all remington 700's, you want 65 in-lbs (not foot pounds) on both of the action screws. The T-Handle torque wrenches are nice to have around for this

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Thanks every one... still posting more pics just uploading them onto a photobucket site then onto here.
 

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Nice progression of pics. Looks like you are on a date with your rifle. Start out on the couch, move to the dinner table...end up in the bedroom.

Ok, I need to get out more.

J
 

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LOL...
 

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Great pictures man, here and in the gallery.

Sweet looking rifle and thats some awesome shooting...I was sorry to hear about your friends.

Gotta get one of those Marpat covers
 

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Yep... i want my LTR painted Desert MARPAT ... that would be awesome. Just dont know any one who can do things like that.
 

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Ballistic_Coefficiency said:
Yep... i want my LTR painted Desert MARPAT ... that would be awesome. Just dont know any one who can do things like that.
What about Celt @ HD Rifles??

He does a lot of differant cammo. I wonder if he could help?

Nice Stick!! :twisted:
 

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Do they have a website? Id have to see some pics of there work before i even call them. If im going to paint a high end rifle i might as well get a high end paint job. :D
 

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Most of the pics are pretty small... but ill call em up and talk with em... the few large pics i saw the paint looked crisp and clean. I'll see if they can give me a sample paper or pic with the MARPAT design maybe.
 

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I contacted a friend who builds the M-40A3's at quantico... (we went through boot camp together). He says 65 Inch Pounds on both... but it is very important that you fully tighten down the front bolt first, then the rear one, then "stake" down the front screw by "droping" (he said dont drop it... just kind let it fall in your hand) from a hieght of 6 inchs a 12 pound sledge hammer onto a allen wrench onto the front screw. Ive never heard of this... but he says they do it with all there M-40A3's they build.
 

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I've heard of rapping the screwdriver/torque head wrench when mounting scopes, I believe its the same concept. It actually kind of fits all the metals together and you will generally get a little more tighting on the screws...

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