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Offline Dire_Straits

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Grip screws
« on: June 16, 2011, 09:42:15 AM »
Does anyone know the torque specs for the grip screws on an R9S?

I will email Rohrbaugh if nobody knows off the cuff.  ;)
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 11:32:55 AM »
I don't believe there is an actual spec for it, never seen it mentioned on here or in the Owners manual.
  Few people would be in possession of an inch pound torque wrench.
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 12:21:56 PM »
Good point, John.  Thanks!    
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:27:44 PM »
As a fastidious bunch that we all are about our Pups, if needed be, it would not be a problem buying a Wheeler torque wrench that is used for scope intallations.  They run about $50 at the big box stores.  :D
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 09:32:42 PM »
Reinz.  Do you really think a torque wrench is necessary for installing grips on the R9?  I'm just curious!    :)
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 09:34:27 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 09:35:39 PM »
But if the factory said "25 ft/lbs", then we would all hop to it. ;D
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 09:36:19 PM »
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Thanks!    ;D
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 09:37:22 PM »
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But if the factory said "25 ft/lbs", then we would all hop to it. ;D

I'm not so sure!    ;)
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 09:57:06 PM »
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Does anyone know the torque specs for the grip screws on an R9S?

I will email Rohrbaugh if nobody knows off the cuff. †;)

My personal "torque spec" might be described as "screws snugged down finger tight against miniature rubber O-rings." The O-rings seem to work well for me in preventing grip screws from backing out of the frame during range sessions. Still and all, I keep a quality 1/16" hex driver readily at hand in my range bag.
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 10:22:55 PM »
I like that use of the o-rings!

I have them on some of my 1911's,  why not the R9 ?
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 10:26:44 PM »
Since I don't change grips, I've not tried the "0" rings, but they're on my to do list should I decide. †Great idea!  And if the screws start getting loose.
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 10:40:57 AM »
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I don't believe there is an actual spec for it, never seen it mentioned on here or in the Owners manual.
 †Few people would be in possession of an inch pound torque wrench.

I possess two inch pound torque wrenches. IMHO, if you are serious about your rifles and accuracy then you own quality torque wrenches.  ;)
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 11:40:10 AM »
I agree if your a serious rifle shooter, but not everyone is. Not every pistol owner has a rifle. I know people who only own a couple pistols they carry for SD.
  I have an inch pound torque wrench from my days working an assembly job in the Aerospace industry but don't use it on either of my two rifles, a Ruger 10-22 and an MSAR Bullup, and they do whatever I need.
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Re: Grip screws
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 09:30:27 PM »
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I possess two inch pound torque wrenches. IMHO, if you are serious about your rifles and accuracy then you own quality torque wrenches. †;)

Wow, that is hardcore.  But not surprising.

While I do have more rifles than the average bear, I don't shoot them much because I don't have  a good place to shoot them for distance, thus I get bored easy at 1oo yds.

So I don't consider myself a rifle guy.
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