Originally Posted by grit
I started with Kroil (It smells so bad it must help). I spray it through the base hole and anywhere it can soak into the threads. I milled flats on this barrel and clamped it in a vise. I heat the action from the bottom until the loctite melts and bubbles through the base hole. With the action supported, an action wrench and 3' bar provide the torque. The secret is a brass mallet. The big bar allows me to apply leverage with one hand, while tapping the action with the brass mallet. They let go with a pop.
That's what I thought. Not many things as "nice" as 30 year old red loctite and thirty plus years of grit and grime to help hold something together!
I had a 700 BDL 7mm Mag that was made circa 1977 that was out of true so many ways it was utterly impossible to get it to shoot decently. By the time I added up everything I'd spent on it over the years before finally getting it to shoot decently I literally could have bought three very nice customs. Remington's QC was so bad during that period I'm seriously surprised the company survived.
Thanks again for starting up this thread. I think it will help a lot of people begin to understand the difference in an of the rack gun vs something crafted by an artisan.