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I'm having a hard time taking the factury muzzle brake off. Anyone else had this problem before?
 

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No. I thought it was easy, 1 wrench on the jam nut another on the muzzle break. What's the trouble? I did have to buy a barrel vise for it though.
 

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i removed the barrel put it in a set of wood barrel blocks clamped it tight then backed the nut off with a wrench. not a great idea to put torque on the reciever
 

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I just did this the other day and did not even have to use a vice, just 2 wrenches and held the receiver between my knees. Try to arrange the wrenches so that you can hold both in one hand and "close" them together.
That's how I did mine. Lined up the wrenches, and squeezed them together...easy as pie. Now my 16...it was a *****.
 

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I just did this the other day and did not even have to use a vice, just 2 wrenches and held the receiver between my knees. Try to arrange the wrenches so that you can hold both in one hand and "close" them together.
This is the best way to do it, on anything that has jam nut. Or any time you have a nut and bolt to loosen. Not just firearms.
 

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i removed the barrel put it in a set of wood barrel blocks clamped it tight then backed the nut off with a wrench. not a great idea to put torque on the reciever
If you do it the way OldSnake mentioned, there's no torque on the receiver. If there were, it would roll around in your lap. You are torquing the brake relative to the nut. I did just what OldSnake mentioned, and it also worked fine for me. I did, however, put masking tape over both because I was worried the wrenches might chip or smooth the finish.
 

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sorry i didnt make it more clear. i meant to say clamp the reciever or having someone else hold it down or put it between legs or sit on the receiver or any combination of such.
 

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If you do it the way OldSnake mentioned, there's no torque on the receiver. If there were, it would roll around in your lap. You are torquing the brake relative to the nut. I did just what OldSnake mentioned, and it also worked fine for me. I did, however, put masking tape over both because I was worried the wrenches might chip or smooth the finish.
This is exactly what I did. It worked great. I was surprised how easy it was. Thanks guys.
 

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does the brake loosen counter clockwise?
 

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You don't need a vise for removal if using the method described above but you might want one when torquing on your new muzzle device since you are not using the nut.
 
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