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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #1
 
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Red face RPR Barrel Nut issues

So tonight I remove the barrel on the rpr 308 to except the 6.5 creed barrel due tomorrow. Ran into issues with the barrel nut.
Struggled for hours, bent the armorers wrench and said a lot of words the four letter kind.

So I drank a beer and thought about it. The nut locks the receiver in position on the barrel that threads into the receiver.
Looked at the threaded part of th barrel inside the gun and it looks like one of the scope rail bolts was just hitting the threads. I loosened that first.
Not sure that was the issue but why not loosen it wouldn't hurt anything.

I had no friend to help so I got a big crescent wrench and an old t shirt and placed that wrench on the square portion of the action near the hinges. As I torqued on the barrel nut clockwise I held pressure on the crescent in the counterclockwise direction and boom broke loose with not much, but a little torque.
If you had help someone could literally just make sure the action doesn't try to turn with the nut.
Hope this helps someone avoid hours of frustration. If not oh well the advise was free.



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Old March 30th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #2
 
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An unintentional lock screw. Have seen many posts on stubborn barrel nuts, I bet others are having the same issue and not seeing it.

Thanks for sharing.
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