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Posted: 8/31/2004 6:52:15 PM EDT
does everyone just use a strap wrench for tightening these? is there a special barrel nut wrench for this? float tubes go on in place of the barrel nut right?

thanks for you help...

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:06:23 PM EDT

need help on this one...

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:35:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:37:14 PM EDT by mcgrubbs]
What tube are you installing??

The FF tube I use (LaRue) is tightened by hand to the new handguard nut. If you like, you can then use a strap wrench to tighten the HG nut a little more.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 8:33:54 PM EDT
I recently removed my FF HG and replaced it with B nut/D ring/ and frt HG plate. I used a DPMS multi tool to remove it but it didn't fit into those little holes. I ended up ruining it. I have seen ruin FF tube like this a few times, I think the manu. of that particular FF tube has a tool for it, the plain universal ones do not fit the holes properly
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