Hit both breaks with the hot air gun last night. Use 400 degree temp stick and got the breaks to come off. I didn't find any locktite residue, so maybe the smith didn't remember correctly. What I did find however is the crown on the barrel under the break, seems to be a straight cut counter bore about .125 deep. My other barrel had about an 11 degree angled crown under the brake. How critical is this and what is best.? Both brakes have an 11 degree crown on the out side.
Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3070/180 NAB @3300/Leupold 6.5-20x50
Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 26" Bartlein 5C #4 Muscle Brake, blueprinted action, sako extractor, jewell trigger, bell and carlson Alaskan stock/Black cera coat/Sightron SIII 8-32x56 moa reticle, external elevation turret
Savage LH 22-250/Sightron 4-16