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Old January 06, 2013, 09:52   #58
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Originally Posted by Potshot View Post
Sorry, fastener loading in service is the sum of fastener preload (due to fastener torquing at assembly) and the load that the fastener carries to do whatever it is to do.

For example you have a given amount of load from torquing the barrel then additional load in firing.
Why would the firing increase load? The firing is trying to unscrew the barrel, is it not? It seems to me the initial load is to overcome the desire to unload.
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