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Stubborn Barrel Nut (will read like bubba wrote it)

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by Sgt Dog, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. PanhandleGlocker

    PanhandleGlocker Sharpshooter

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    I need a new vise block for this exact reason. Do you recommend the Magpul one? I broke my last upper block and haven’t replaced it yet. Still have an AR torn apart needing to get put back together.
     
  2. mr ed

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    Smacking the wrench with the long pipe will get it loose quicker than just tugging on it. The jolt of being smacked will knock it loose.
     
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  3. MacFromOK

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    This is why impact wrenches are so successful. :thumb:
    :drunk2:
     
  4. Profreedomokie

    Profreedomokie Sharpshooter

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    I would have tried heat first. If you could have heated just the nut and not risk damage to the receiver.
     
  5. Sgt Dog

    Sgt Dog Sharpshooter

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    In one if the posts heat is mentioned. It was tried. Same with a sharp rap with a hammer. Believe me, I wouldn’t have resorted to a dremal until trying it all.
     
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  6. Snattlerake

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    Nope they will just break and lay your nose off your face. I drove a guy to a hospital from a rig when that exact thing happened.
     
  7. dennishoddy

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    That's why we always used a pipe extension over the handle. :D
     
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