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Posted: 11/20/2003 10:05:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2003 5:30:14 PM EDT by 556Cliff]
I am going to replace my HBAR some day so it's time for me to buy a barrel wrench. I see two different kinds of barrel wrenches in the Bushmaster catalog, the armorer's barrel wrench and the extra heavy duty armorer's wrench, is there a better one out there? Why choose one over the other, they all do the same thing right?
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 2:34:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 556Cliff: they all do the same thing right?
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There's one on the EE, (wish "search" worked I'd give ya link to it) it has a round bottom, designed to install and remove collapsible stocks, as well as do all the other things the tools is supposed to do. I have one and it works, check it out, reasonably priced too. Mike
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 6:29:03 AM EDT
Thanks mike, I don't have a collapsible stock yet, but I do see one in my future.[:)]
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 8:51:20 AM EDT
the extra heavy duty wrench is the way to go you dont need to attach a socket wrench to it to work it plus it has a better pattern for your barrel nut ....dont skimp on tools ...do the job corectly...
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 5:29:06 PM EDT
Yeah I like that the heavy duty wrench has the handle. Thanks 556Cliff
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:15:01 PM EDT
The heavy duty wrench is most definitely the way to go. The finish is tough, as is the wrench. But the best part is it has a semi-circle full of teeth for the barrel nut instead of just three teeth - less chance of damage or slipping off.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 6:48:25 AM EDT
Thanks Mike, Looks like I know what I'll be buying, heavy duty wrench it is.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:51:50 PM EDT
Did DPMS ever replace that guy's wrench that broke- remember those photos?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 7:20:08 PM EDT
I didn't see the pics, but how many pounds of torque did he put on that thing, or was it a bad wrench?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 7:46:45 PM EDT
Found it: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=171190&w=myTopicPop[/url] Looks like they took care of him after all.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 5:58:27 AM EDT
Get the reciever block instead of the barrel blocks.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 7:46:56 AM EDT
Thanks Derek45, Allready on order.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 2:41:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 556Cliff: I didn't see the pics, but how many pounds of torque did he put on that thing, or was it a bad wrench?
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That was me [:)] It popped on a flash hider, while holding the upper in my left hand, so about 10 ft-lb in that notch is all it took. It had an obvious casting flaw, and I now have a nice brand new one that I just assembled an M4 upper with. Sometimes it pays to complain.
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