New type of Action Wrench

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Pbike257, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Pbike257

    Pbike257 Member

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    I build Action wrenches, Barrel Vises, and Various dies in my shop. In the latest batch of wrenches, I had a fella request a Torque style wrench, but he didn't want the standard hex on the rear of the wrench. What he wanted was a 1/2" socket to fit his 1/2" drive torque wrench... Great Idea I thought, so I made it for him... Here are the pics...

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  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    You might want to get in contact with Len Backus.
    I believe buisnesses are required to become a sponsor before advertising on this site.
    Your thread will get edited with a msg to contact him in regards to the site rules.

    Just a heads up!

    Your wrench video on youtube is why your user name seems familiar, i remembered.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That was an idea I had a while back, but I don't have a machine shop or a TIG welder, so I decided not to attempt it.

    That would be awesome if you made one that went the full length of the bolt rails.
     
  4. Pbike257

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    Bishop,
    Don't get me wrong, it not advertisinghere, what Iis saying is that for guys having torque type wrenches built, this is a viable plan.
     
  5. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a breech plug wrench for a Thompson Center Hawkin. Do ya got one of those layin' around? They're an odd shape.
     
  6. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    I like your rear action wrench with the T-handle. It has the angle at the end i almost had a switch barrel rig setup on one of my rifles intending on using your wrench. Still contemplating it.

    Will the wrench clear the raised comb on the a-3 style stocks? I would want to switch barrels w/o removing the stock or scope.
     
  7. Pbike257

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    Bishop, I came to this site looking for info on some calibers I am planning on making dies for. Had I come here to advertise I would have put a bunch of contact info under my posts like I do on other sites. I have found some of the info which helped me, and today I was shooting pictures from the latest batch of Wrenches that I built. Knowing that for some reason... High-power shooters and Long range shooters like torque style wrenches, [while point blank benchrest shooters (with the most accurate guns in the world) know that a T handle wrench is good enough] would appreciate pics of a new design type of action wrench, through finding info on the very same site that I found my useful info.

    Mudrunner 2005,
    The reason the best wrenches in the world only contact the action close to the front where the tennon of the barrel is, is so that any forces applied to the action, are only applied at the front. This keep you from putting the whole action in a twist while removing the barrel. You only want the torquing forces applied up where the threads are. The flat bar like the Davidson that has a hex on the back reminds me of something my Dad's Dad used to say. "Nothing is completely useless.... It can always be a perfect bad example".
     
  8. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    How much would it cost to have one of those Rem 700 action wrenches made?
     
  10. Pbike257

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    4 years, 600 Vises and 1000 wrenches later I haven't had a problem with my Kinked shaft T handle wrench not fitting into an action because of an adjustable raised comb. What I do is advise buyers of is if they want a torque type wrench, the head of their torque wrench might end up very close to or hitting their stock on a glued in action. I advise shooters to purchase the T handle type on a glue in, or if the want a torque wrench type, that it be a bolt in. The scope is never an issue. My wrench either way is far enough behind the tang that it clears. Remember the scope is attached to the action, The action and scope turns with the T handle wrench or with the torque wrench. The scope will not get in the way, unless you put it in the way. Once the wrench breaks the barrel loose, you remove the wrench from the action, and remove the rifle from the barrel vise and do the rest by hand.

    Here is an informational video... [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Ou4VPLjJ4"]Barrel Vise Action Wrench Barrel Removal - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    pBike257 is on SHOOTERS' FORUM - Index more than here but I am so pleased with the tools I got from him I thought I'd give him a plug.

    I received my Magnum Wildcatters Shoulder Set Back Die set. I am very pleased. Works exactly as I would have it.

    I'm working on everything/26 Nosler. As in 458/26 Nosler/, 416/26 Nosler, 375/26 Nosler, 338/26 Nosler...

    You get the idea.

    I got the 300 RUM doner cases (6 times fired is enough) sized down to 26 Nosler, keeping 1 back for each caliber. Ran the last one through the 26 Nosler sizer die and.. Good to go. the 'real' cases will have to be neck turned and fire formed of course but I am positive that they will chamber and head space properly.

    I have several rifles that I will rechamber and actions+barrels for others. In reality I may never make the 416 or 458 but all the others are in.

    I don't have pictures as I'm not finished yet and I want pictures with seated bullets. I discovered I have no expander mandrel set. I think I can get bullets seated up to .375.

    When I get enough of the bullets seated I will post pictures in one of the threads where I shoot my mouth off about the 26 Nosler wildcats I;m working on.
     
  12. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Love my wrenches . Have the 408 type and he made a Defiance type for the 338 platform. Paul also is doing my Ring dies for 338 Norma or Laupa. Now working on his insert dies. they can be found on You- tube if you want to do asearch.

    Regards to a great guy.

    Jeff