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  • SKroh

    Member
    May 20, 2014
    132
    West "By God" Virginia
    Does anyone know how to get the muzzle brake off of a Galil Ace in .308?

    I've gone through an entire wrench collection, and tried turning in every direction. Nada.
     

    Boss94

    Active Member
    Feb 15, 2013
    6,900
    they use rock set ( a high temperature loctite on them . add some heat and it's a right hand thread.
     

    DutchV

    Active Member
    Jul 8, 2012
    4,400
    If it's Rocksett, you need to try a hot water bath before you unscrew it. 10 - 15 minutes should do it. And it'd be good to know if it's got left-hand threads. I've never messed with a Galil, so I don't know that one.
     

    Boss94

    Active Member
    Feb 15, 2013
    6,900
    If it's Rocksett, you need to try a hot water bath before you unscrew it. 10 - 15 minutes should do it. And it'd be good to know if it's got left-hand threads. I've never messed with a Galil, so I don't know that one.

    should be right handed 5/8 x 24. pulled the 1 off of my 7.62x39. had to heat it with a rose bud to the point of discoloring on the flash hider. ( had to heat it up twice. once wasn't enough to get it loose. and had to heat it longer the 2and time) I'll have to try the hot water next time.
     

    Pinecone

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    Feb 4, 2013
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    they use rock set ( a high temperature loctite on them . add some heat and it's a right hand thread.

    Rocksett and Loctite are different things.

    Loctite softens with heat.

    Rocksett does NOT. You need to use hot water to loosen Rocksett.
     

    Boss94

    Active Member
    Feb 15, 2013
    6,900
    Rocksett and Loctite are different things.

    Loctite softens with heat.

    Rocksett does NOT. You need to use hot water to loosen Rocksett.

    I am aware they are different. I just couldn't think of the name Rocksett when posting my comment, being lazy I used the word locktite. the water thing is new to me . do you stick it in boiling water?? and if so how long? the heat does work on rocksett . but it does require more than locktite.
     

    Pinecone

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 4, 2013
    28,057
    they use rock set ( a high temperature loctite on them . add some heat and it's a right hand thread.

    I am aware they are different. I just couldn't think of the name Rocksett when posting my comment, being lazy I used the word locktite. the water thing is new to me . do you stick it in boiling water?? and if so how long? the heat does work on rocksett . but it does require more than locktite.

    You used the name.

    And per the manufacturer:

    Can only be removed by a hot water soak.

    https://www.flexbar.com/products/rocksett
     

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