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Old May 26th, 2019, 02:00 PM #21
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I ended up with a variety from Amazon, but now that Iíve seen Joes oak blocks, iím going to make set of those too
U donít by any chance have the link to the bottom two on amazon do you?

Looks link # 2 and #3 are the same, different colors? Or are they different sizes?

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I want to buy a barrel vise for doing minor work on my guns (mostly muzzle devices), but I'm not sure what to buy. I really don't want to break the bank buying something that I wont use very often, but I want something good enough to keep me out of the gunsmiths shop simply because I cant support the rifle to work on it

I found a few on Amazon, but I would like to hear what you guys have to say.

https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-67228...un+Barrel+Vise

This one looks like something I could make in a few hours with scrap material that I already have laying around

https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-46518...un+Barrel+Vise
I have these Here

and the first one you posted. If you ever need to just borrow one Your welcome to Brian

Another thing that gets me by when there is a stubborn part that doesnt want to come off is i take a old leather belt or sling and wrap it around the barrel, it protects the barrel from the vise and it will no longer turn when i try to remove the part.
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Old May 27th, 2019, 06:43 PM #23
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Yes, indeed! My pine blocks are on their last leg and I've got oak ready to replace them.
I'm not ready to toss in the towel on pine yet... Now that I've built up some confidence I did a test run on lining up a muzzle brake on my Ruger American Ranch 300 BLK. Having a brake on this rifle is basically "for looks" (a can would be really nice!)

The barrel OD is .703". Closest undersized standard spade drill bit is 11/16" (.6875"). So I drilled a hole in a scrap piece of 5/4 pine deck board and sliced the block in half on a band saw. Then I clamped the barrel in my bench vise.

It worked well enough to orient the side ports correctly. The brake needs another half turn. But there are no top ports like on the 270 brake so it will work just fine for now. If not, I'll make another block out of oak.

So in the past couple of days I spent $11 for a piece of oak at Lowe's and I've managed to get two muzzle brakes on rifles using tools I already had! Go figure...

I want my 7MM Rem Mag the local smith has had for over 2 months BACK on my bench!
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A wrap of duct tape on the barrel and rosin in the blocks makes it marless and turnless.
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Powdered sugar will work also in a pinch. I’ve used it twice when removing barrels from 700 Rem.
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Powdered sugar will work also in a pinch. Iíve used it twice when removing barrels from 700 Rem.
Nice tip!
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A wrap of duct tape on the barrel and rosin in the blocks makes it marless and turnless.
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Powdered sugar will work also in a pinch. Iíve used it twice when removing barrels from 700 Rem.
Those are both great tips.

And if those methods work using scrap pine to make the blocks? Even better since it's disposable!

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