ACK! Get it off get it off!!!


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ShaiVong
October 6, 2004, 05:39 PM
So I have this aluminum VMatch tube on my AR15, and i want to take it off because it weighs 37lbs. I got the BM Armorers clamp and wrench (http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/om-003.asp) and (http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/gunsmith/223-wrench.asp).

This is the problem though. When i put the action in the clamp, its flush with the rear edge of the tube and there is ZERO room for a wrench in there. Heck, I cant even get the wrench on without the clamp there! The tube is flush with the carrying handle. How the heck do I get this thing off?!

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Zak Smith
October 6, 2004, 05:57 PM
If the float tube is the barrel nut, you must use a strap wrench.

Remember to remove the gas block and gas tube first.

-z

ShaiVong
October 6, 2004, 06:58 PM
Yeah I was worried about that. I did try and give it a rigourous torque by hand but as expected it didnt budge.

Dangit, now to get a strap wrench!

Detritus
October 6, 2004, 07:53 PM
A strap wrench, huh?

We'll look away.

Too much danger of a "plumber shot."

i always DID wonder how one became a "Gun Plumber"

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