Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back > INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES > Gunsmithing & How To
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Gunsmithing & How To Pro, Amateur & WECSOG and Tutorials, Guides & OLL Build Instructions

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2019, 9:17 AM
aswallis aswallis is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: castaic, CA
Posts: 19
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default help removing the barrel nut in the SCV

good morning Calgunners-

I am in need of some help. i am rebuilding a savage bolt action rifle for precision shooting/ long range varmint hunting and need some help removing the barrel from the action. i have a savage axis and cannot get the barrel nut to budge for the life of me. i have the nut wrench for the axis and all the tools to rebarrel it but do not have an action vise or barrel vise in my possession.
is there anyone on this forum that has one i can borrow/ or know of someone that will let me borrow one so i can break the loctite loose from the threads in the Santa Clarita Valley? i dont want to pay a gunsmith a bunch of money to loosen the nut because im doing all my own work on this rifle and would rather use the money to get more parts for the gun.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 9:31 AM
ar15barrels's Avatar
ar15barrels ar15barrels is offline
I need a LIFE!!
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Van Nuys
Posts: 45,919
iTrader: 97 / 100%

I can do it for a little bit of money.
Randall Rausch

AR work:
Bolt actions:
Foreign Semi Autos:
Glock, XD and M&P pistols, Benelli and Remington shotguns: barrel, sight, trigger and receiver work.
Most work performed while-you-wait, evening and weekend appointments available.
Founding member of the CAPRC
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 9:51 AM
rcslotcar rcslotcar is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: LA COUNTY
Posts: 985
iTrader: 1 / 100%

Go with Randall, don't damage your barrel or receiver.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 2:02 PM
Hop Sing's Avatar
Hop Sing Hop Sing is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Moorpark, CA (So Cal)
Posts: 469
iTrader: 17 / 100%

another recommendation for Randall
Glock, Smith and Wesson M&P, Colt 1911, Colt AR15 &
HK Factory Certified Armorer
Ventura County Certified CCW Instructor
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 3:47 PM
justMike justMike is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 310
iTrader: 30 / 100%

Yes, Randall because trying to save money can turn out very expensive sometimes.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 4:19 PM
baih777 baih777 is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 4,227
iTrader: 65 / 100%

Take it to Randall.
You need a barrel vise.

Yes it's nice to do yourself.

But you need the barrel vise and action wrench.

Plus you can watch Randall Do it while you wait.
Been gone too long. It's been 15 to 20 years since i had to shelf my guns. Those early years sucked.
I really miss the good old Pomona Gun Shows.
I'm Back.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 6:17 PM
scamp62's Avatar
scamp62 scamp62 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sherman Oaks
Posts: 728
iTrader: 7 / 100%

Yep ....Randall will do it with you standing and out
just make an appointment first
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 7:07 PM
Fjold's Avatar
Fjold Fjold is offline
I need a LIFE!!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Near Bakersfield
Posts: 20,985
iTrader: 28 / 100%

The torque spec for installation is 35 - 45 Ft/Lbf.

The factory always over torques them.

One rifle, one planet, Holland's 375

Life Member NRA, CRPA and SAF
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host., the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved. and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to