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Remington 700P Muzzle Break Removal??

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:38 PM
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Remington 700P Muzzle Break Removal??

Anybody know what it takes to remove the factory break from a Remington 700P? I'd also like to know what thread size is used on the 338 Lapua Mag. break. I'd like to put a Muscle Break on this rifle. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: Remington 700P Muzzle Break Removal??

I wrote the book on removing the brake on this rifle. You will need an accurate infrared temp gun. Using map gas, heat the brake right at the base of it to 450 degrees quickly. Propane takes a little too long and puts too much heat into the barrel. Acetylene is way to hot and too hard to regulate. Do not use it. Slip a couple close fitting phillips screw drivers through the holes and spin it off. Even with the heat it may have 30 to 75 foot pounds of torque holding it on. The 450 degree heat melts the permanent loctite used at the factory.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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Re: Remington 700P Muzzle Break Removal??

Thanks Hired Gun.
That's what I was afraid of, the heating part I mean. Scares me to take a torch to gun metal, especially something like the Lapua. I shot the gun for the first time yesterday and the recoil with the factory brake was pretty mild. In the range of a 308 or less. I can handle that no problem. I just wanted to get rid of the bottom ports, as much as anything, for shooting off the bipod. If I can't live with it, I'll take it to a smith.
Thanks again.
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