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PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:23 am

Rattler, does Oly used loctite on their barrel nuts? I'm trying to get mine off and I'm not having much luck. Probably going to have to use some heat. Any one have any suggestions? I just ordered a vise block so I'm on hold till I get it.

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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Globemaster » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:59 pm

HeavyG-WV wrote: Any one have any suggestions?

Q: are you using the proper wrench?

HeavyG-WV wrote: I just ordered a vise block so I'm on hold till I get it.

what were ya using to hold it?
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:19 am

Yeah I'm using an armorers wrench. I was just holding it down on a bench. I ordered a vise block so that should help tremendously.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Rattler » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:25 am

HeavyG-WV wrote:Yeah I'm using an armorers wrench. I was just holding it down on a bench. I ordered a vise block so that should help tremendously.

Yea, without a vice block, you're not getting that barrel nut off.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:04 am

Is it loctited? If so, I should probably use some heat
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Rattler » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:47 am

HeavyG-WV wrote:Is it loctited? If so, I should probably use some heat

No lok-tite® is used on the barrels nuts. You will find white moly-grease or Weapon Shield Grease® however.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:06 am

Ok, thanks. Wow, that thing is SO tight. I would've thought for sure it had loctite.

My vise block will be here in a couple days. I should be GTG then
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Rattler » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:08 am

HeavyG-WV wrote:Ok, thanks. Wow, that thing is SO tight. I would've thought for sure it had loctite.

My vise block will be here in a couple days. I should be GTG then

Well, let me just say this: Any barrel nut you can get off without having to use a barrel wrench and vice block was not properly installed.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:05 am

Copy that...YouTube makes it look easy. I received the vise block yesterday in the mail. I'll try again this weekend. Fingers crossed
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:45 am

Well I used the vise block and it came right apart, no problems at all. Amazing what happens when you have the right tools.

The low profile gas block was a different story. It fought me every step of the way. The roll pin hole wasn't aligned very well. I cleaned up the hole with a small drill bit and it works fine.

New full floater looks awesome. I'll have to take some pics and post them.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Globemaster » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:57 am

sounds good ... Q: what brand of FF tube and low-profile gas block did you use?
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:27 am

No real name brand to speak of. I got them from ebay. Straight from the manufacturer. No branding on it
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:47 am

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I'm not sure what kind of optics or sights I'm gonna use yet. I like how it turned out.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby mechanic » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:40 pm

Looks good :thumbs up:
Add some links to the ads were you got the gas block and handguard.
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Globemaster » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:49 pm

HeavyG-WV wrote:No real name brand to speak of. I got them from ebay. Straight from the manufacturer. No branding on it

I'm not slamming the 'No Name' but this is most likely why you had issues getting the gas-block on ... just a thought.

HeavyG-WV wrote: I'm not sure what kind of optics or sights I'm gonna use yet. I like how it turned out.

the configuration is nice; but I prefer to mount the by-pods back just a few inches; about 2/3rds the way down the rail; that way it's not hanging out past the end of the muzzle; just in-case I have to shoot the rifle while the legs are folded down and retracted. :D
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:54 am

I'm not slamming the 'No Name' but this is most likely why you had issues getting the gas-block on ... just a thought.


You're absolutely right, I got what I paid for with the gas block. But with a little tweaking of the roll pin holes it worked good. For someone that isn't familiar or comfortable with using small drill bits and "pulling" a hole I don't recommend it. Go with a good name brand unit that will fit properly the first time.

As far as the forend itself, I was impressed with the quality. I'm fairly certain this is the same unit that various companies put their name on and sell. I've seen them on other rifles with different names on them and they are identical or it's the same CNC program used by several different companies. Not sure but the fit/finish is good, the threads were very well made and not sloppy. It is centered well when looking from the muzzle end. For less than $50 bucks shipped I'm happy with it.

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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 48&alt=web

gas block link:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 10&alt=web
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby HeavyG-WV » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:56 am

Oh yeah BTW GM, i do plan on moving the bipod back, I just threw it on for the picture. I don't like it that far forward either. :D
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Rattler » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:44 am

It looks good to me!
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Re: PPFT barrel nut siezed

Postby Thom » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:16 am

Very good looking!
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