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Can't get the barrel off my M700. Help!

 
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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Re: Can't get the barrel off my M700. Help!

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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.

J E CUSTOM
THAT IS A FACT.
And I agree using a rubber malet was the only way I got my Savages off. It is amazing how much Torque that little barrel nut will take. I actually use a dead blow mallet I got from auto zone and on the second whack the nut broke lose. I still had to tie rope around the barrel and twist the action in the action vice as the bluing or what ever it is had leaked into the action thread.
I always appreciate your posts. I wish I had a quality gunsmith like the guys on here who lived in my area so I could apprentice.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:04 AM
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Re: Can't get the barrel off my M700. Help!

It helps if you ditch the dead blow, they are great for driving but they are a brute force tool and don't impart any shock to the part, a regular ball pien on the wrench will give it that little shock that looses parts. I'm going to make an adapter to I can use an air hammer on the Savage nuts, air hammers remove stuff so easy it's not funny!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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Re: Can't get the barrel off my M700. Help!

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It helps if you ditch the dead blow, they are great for driving but they are a brute force tool and don't impart any shock to the part, a regular ball pien on the wrench will give it that little shock that looses parts. I'm going to make an adapter to I can use an air hammer on the Savage nuts, air hammers remove stuff so easy it's not funny!!
Thanks for the tip. I love my father in laws air hammer.
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