Originally Posted by BenY 2013
So I am trying to take the barrel off my stevens 200 to put a new one on. I do not have an action or barrel wrench and would prefer not to buy either. I made two wooden blocks with V's cut in them and clamped the barrel down in it put rosin powder on it so it would grip but the barrel is still turning before the barrel nut breaks free....any ideas or suggestions? Like I said I would prefer not to have to but the wrenchs, can they be made? Thanks in advance.
First , buy a good barrel vise and the Savage barrel nut wrench.
Savage has hired a gorilla to tighten the nut on most rifles and they are very very tight.
I normally have to beat on the wrench handle with a 3 lb hammer to get one lose.
The odds of breaking one lose is slim without the proper tools.
I know some use the action to hold while breaking the connection between the barrel and the
action on many types of actions. and I personally saw an action that was sprung/twisted
using this method.so I don't do it that way (The barrel is stronger anyway).
Sometimes a good tool is required and IMO this is one of those times.
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