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Old 02-12-2010, 06:51 PM
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portable barrel vise?

I need to build a portable barrel vise.
I may be taking my 700 Switch barrel to Africa I have a 7mm mag and a 375 H&H barrel ,
I use a Hart type action wrench and wood block bench mounted vise now.
Weight is a issue!!!
I only torque the barrels to 100 flbs they are greased and lapped so they come apart easy.
I was thinking of a 2"X 1/2"X 2' alu. bar with wood barrel blocks bolting to the end.
Anyone done this or something that works.
Thanks
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:15 PM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

I use a davidson barrel vise for my f class rifle. I bought the vise (aluminum) and bolted it to a 2"x2" steel tubing. I slide the tubing in the reciever hitch on my truck. I have a very stable and strong vise. You might could do something similar. If weight would have been a big issue, aluminum tubing would probably been used.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:56 AM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

Here's the one I make.

7075 aluminum, rolled threads on the studs, big castle nuts for a crescent wrench.

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Old 02-15-2010, 12:03 PM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

Chad,
I'm almost scared to ask, how much?
It does look nice.

James
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:48 PM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

Woe, very nice!
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:06 PM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

I'd be equally nervous about quoting it

Truthfully I'd need about $500 for another one of these. My long term objective is to duplicate it in steel and have them color cased. Then charge stupid money!. . .

. . .and probably not sell a single one of them!

Oh wellz right?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: portable barrel vise?

500 bucks...not surprised. It looks like a lot of machining to make that. On the otherhand if demand was enough maybe a CNC type set up could bring cost down...Just a thought. You'd know better than I.

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