Barrel tightening order???

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    dkowen
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    Gentle readers,

    Does anyone know the right order to tighten the four screws that mount the barrel? Or even have a strong opinion….

    And while we’re at it, how tight should they be?

    As a guess, I’d say snug the side ones first, then tighten the rear bottom one, followed by the front bottom then the sides (rear then front). I ended up pretty tight, a few pounds on the end of the allen key since I don’t want the barrel to be able to shift.

    Thanks in advance.

    Doug Owen

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    voltar-1
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    quote DKOwen:

    Gentle readers,

    Does anyone know the right order to tighten the four screws that mount the barrel? Or even have a strong opinion….

    And while we’re at it, how tight should they be?

    As a guess, I’d say snug the side ones first, then tighten the rear bottom one, followed by the front bottom then the sides (rear then front). I ended up pretty tight, a few pounds on the end of the allen key since I don’t want the barrel to be able to shift.

    Thanks in advance.

    Doug Owen

    Doug, IIRC Tim Mac1 posted a procedure on the Yellow and so your question may be in reponse to that posting.
    My experience with my own homebuilt shows teh sequence to not matter a whit. Now the way I do mine is somewhat different than the Condor as to fits and screw placement.
    So from that and then recently having the opportunity to play with a real Condor I don’t think it actually matters all that much.
    Now as to how tight? Well the screw is but a 10-32 and threaded in a thinwall of aluminum. So just right is going to be the goal.
    I would say use the allen key the short handled way and tighten to a reasonably tight set with the reduced MA of that short lever.
    I can get a torque number for you but that would be meaningless to most without the tools.
    Walter…..
    self proclaimed expert:)

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