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    Hi all.
    When I mount a scope I really tighten the scope rings and up to now i have never had any problems. But a question I always ask myself is if it is possible to over tighten your scope and damage it, or is it best to tighten them rings until they dont want to tighten no more?

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    yes...don't overtighten.
    Use the allen key with the long end inserted...will stop too much leverage and avoid you overtightening.
    Scope bodies are quite thin and dent and mark easily...be careful
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    hey guido.......great minds obviously think alike.......
    i do the same re allen key.
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    I use a allenkey and a 30cm powerbar, when I hear ggrrrkkk then I know it's tight enough .... hahahah
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    Neil, I need a scope tightened. Can I borrow your torque wrench?
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    No Prob, just make sure you don't damage it ...
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    Know a person whom tightened his Nikko sidewheel so much that he could't use the wheel anymore. He actually did this to two scopes. When the ring was removed the marks(dents) was still there. Must have used a 300cm powerbar.
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    Hiya

    I over tightened my first rifle and scope setup too much aswell. Luckily (well sort off) the cheap mounts gave way before the scope's tube could be damaged. An error I'll never make again.

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    So the cheap mounts is the way to go Avion.

    I've "never over tightened" the mounts, my failsafe method is tighten till the scope breaks and then half a turn back.

    The B-Square mounts i had on the Talon have build in protection against over tightening (nice touch), but the windage adjustment was a thriller - 10 cm left of poa at between 15 and 25m and 10 cm right at 40m.
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    fail safe way is to put a 1" scope in 30mm rings...then tighten all you want...
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    Remember, when in doubt - use duct tape - fixes anything!
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    Oooh Wheee after all this lekka advice i sommer shoot with iron sights.
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