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berto255
12-04-2010, 06:45
I want to change the flash hider from my bushmaster 16" heavy barrel and install a new compensator. I'm definetely not doing any night shooting so I don't really need or want the flash hider anyways. Ok. Do I really need an action/barrel block to take out the flash hider :crying:?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=829522 for $45
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=593549 for $35
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=570240 for $15

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=730930 for $46

PS: I don't own a steel vise :faint:and I'm not going to build AR15 for a living, I just want to modified my own. Any recomendations

Constructor
12-04-2010, 11:28
In my opinion you do need a vise, you could clamp the barrel between 2 blocks of wood though and save a little money, cheap vises can be purchased from harbour freight less than $20.
If the old flash is tight and you try to loosen it using a receiver clamp or holding the rifle between your legs when twisting the flash you could screw the barrel out of the barrel extension which means an expensive trip to the gunsmith. You could get lucky and have one that isn't too tight, how's your luck?

berto255
12-04-2010, 14:55
In my opinion you do need a vise, you could clamp the barrel between 2 blocks of wood though and save a little money, cheap vises can be purchased from harbour freight less than $20.
If the old flash is tight and you try to loosen it using a receiver clamp or holding the rifle between your legs when twisting the flash you could screw the barrel out of the barrel extension which means an expensive trip to the gunsmith. You could get lucky and have one that isn't too tight, how's your luck?

LUCK, don't get me started!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never had, never will be lucky. I aways learned the hard way. I'm just very picky about having people working on my firearms. I guess I'm very paranoid sometimes. No one is going to take care of your fire arms better that urself. Its like mechanics, they want that car coming back, so fix one problem and start creating another one. Ripple effect. :wavey: