Originally Posted by Homer Oz
SaskShooter, it would be interesting to find out what kind of Barrel Vice you have?
As with many things, not all barrel vises are made equal!
Some are only designed to remove barrels lightly set in bench rest actions, whilst there are a few well made barrel vises that are made for removing barrels from factory rifles, that were tightened up by a Gorilla!!!
Hope that helps
I use the vice and wrench from Brownell's with a set of Aluminum bushing that they sell. There is also
a kit that you can cast bushings for the barrel wrench that will give you a perfect fit on any barrel.
I line the Aluminum barrel bushings with one layer of the paper shop towels and it doesn't leave
a mark on the barrel if you keep it.
On the receiver wrench I use .003 copper shims to protect the finish on the receiver, (If there is
any copper left on the action it can be easily removed with bore solvent.
Use a large rubber mallet on the receiver wrench instead of a cheater and the impact from the mallet will break it lose without turning the barrel in the barrel vice.
The sealer will stand up to a lot of torque but it has very little impact strength and normally comes off with one blow from the rubber mallet.
This is a case of the right tool for the job.
There are other ways as mentioned but they are time consuming compared to using the right tools.
Normally it takes less than 3 or 4 minutes to remove even the most difficult barrel.
In reference to the Gorilla that puts barrels own, The Savage Gorilla is the biggest.
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