Anyone got a tikka action wrench I can rent?

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  1. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Starting a new project and wondering if anyone has a tikka action wrench I can rent to pull stock barrel. Already got barrel vice and it’s for a tikka ctr t3x. Thanks fellows
     
  2. cahunter805

    cahunter805 Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to heat the action and barrel shank/tennon to melt the sealer that tikka puts on them. Might even need a relief cut.
     
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  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen anything in a Tikka action for sealer, one of the easier actions to take apart IMO. If you have a Rem outside action wrench just flip the top jaw to the flat side and put that on top, works like a charm.
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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  5. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks brother
     
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    reeldawg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    The handful I have seen have been very difficult. One twisted/broke the wrench. This was with factory barrels
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    You have to use an outside wrench first time of, inside wrenches are for new barrels, the OD wrench you can strike without doing bad things to the action, I've had them literally spin but I don't mess around when I take an action of!
     
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    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    I'll second what Bigngreen said.
    I pulled two factory tikka barrels with a Rem 700 wrench turned over to match the flat side of the action.
    I read all sorts of horror stories and was super surprised when both barrels popped loose pretty easily.
    The trick is to sprinkle Rosin from Brownels on a piece of paper drywall tape and wrap it around the barrel where the vice makes contact, keeps it from slipping
     
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