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The 8 simple tools you need to start gunsmithing at home

Image Via: Lowell Strauss

Firearms fixers

Working on your own rifles and shotguns is easier than you think. Here’s how

TORQUE WRENCH

Lowell Strauss
Lowell Strauss

Over-tightening a scope-ring screw can damage both the fastener and the mount. But if screws aren’t tight enough, the scope can become loose in the field. To avoid either scenario, use a torque wrench to tighten the screws to the manufacturer’s specifications. And to maintain a rifle’s accuracy, use a torque wrench to ensure the proper amount of torque is applied to the action screws.

Lowell Strauss

Saskatchewan’s Lowell Strauss often writes about hunting dogs for Outdoor Canada. He's our top dog guy!

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