I am looking into building a new rifle next year and was looking at the tools needed. I will be using a Kelbly Atlas Tactical and would like to know what all the experienced Gunsmiths use for this action when torque to specs?
Yep, I have some factory actions that I do plan to re-barrel and I am sure they are torqued to death. For those I definitely will look into a wrench like you show.Rear entry wrench is fine for installing on barrels on new receivers.
You mentioned taking it beyond "hobby"- rear entry wrenches may not be suitable for pulling factory barrels (or milsurps) that have been torqued on by a chimpanzee, you risk twisting the action. You'll want an around-the-receiver style for them, so that may be a future purchase. Good idea to have both.
The Brownell's wrench was the first one I bought 10 years ago- and I've never looked back. I challenge anyone to break that bad boy- I've had a 3' cheater bar on it and lifted my 220 lbs off the floor. The wrench with the universal, and Rem 700 heads will do most anything you run into.
The only commercially available action wrench system that surrounds and supports the receiver ring and recoil lug to distribute potentially damaging torque forces ...www.brownells.com
They fit the clone actions with no issues, all seem good fit?
Please elaborate on how to make for a couple of bucks each. I have a machine shop so I can make/duplicate tools.If you want to make your own, you can for a couple bucks each.