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 Post subject: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:20 pm 
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I just purchased a scope mount from Larry’s Guns for my Hammerli 208 which attaches to the barrel weight rail under the barrel and the barrel weight attaches to it. In order to stabilize the mount, it must be tightened very tightly. Is there a recommended torque to secure the scope mount to the rail?
There is no perceptible tightening until it is tightened very hard. Same goes for the barrel weight attached directly to the barrel.
Thank you in advance for your responses.


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 Post subject: Re: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:18 pm 
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Sounds like the screw is too long. Is it the original one, and/or do you see any evidence of contact at the bottom of the hole? Try taking a hair off with a grinder, if so.


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 Post subject: Re: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:25 pm 
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On mine there are two larger set screws (4mm hex) which tighten the mount to the barrel. Then, if I prefer, I can add additional factory weights to the mount, using a single 4mm set screw. Mine tighten smoothly, not sure how to describe it, but seems fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:10 am 
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The 2 black screws between the silver ones do require a bit of torque. Use the included allen key and tighten the screws alternately until the mount is snug. When I remove the mount for cleaning and reattach it, it stays very close on target.

Joel


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 Post subject: Re: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:17 pm 
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I don't have a specific torque number, but in my experience, tighten it snugly, but not monster tight. Then go shoot 50 rounds at practice. If the mount starts to shift, tighten it another 1/8 turn or so. Repeat as needed until tight.

Might take you a couple of tries to get it nailed down as it settles in, but it will settle in and is a very good mount.

I have that mount and there is a point at which it is tight, then a bit past that is where the "locked" in point is. I let mine overhang the front a hair to help prevent damage to the barrel crown.

Also make sure to adjust the correct screws! You could always call Larry and maybe get an actual torque number, but you will find the happy place without much trouble.


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 Post subject: Re: Hammerli 208
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Thank you to all for helpful advice!


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