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    Default Barrel Removal

    Trying to get the barrel off my 760.
    Needs a good cleaning.
    I've never had it off.
    I'm reading these models have Red Lock Tite on and require heat to loosen it up.
    Anyone done this?
    How much heat is needed? I had a torch on it for about 1 minute and still doesn't budge.
    Can this hurt the gun?

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    I think you are just asking for a lot of unnecessary trouble. Careful cleaning from the muzzle should take care of anything in the bore.

    Yes, you can hurt things applying heat.

    Many factory barrels are installed with a LOT of torque. Most gunsmith's have special barrel vise/wrench setups. Depending on the action either the barrel is secured and the action turned off or vise versa. Without the right tools you could do a number on the action.

    I doubt if there are many 760's that have ever had the barrels removed for cleaning or any common hunting rifles for that matter.

    Exactly what are you trying to clean that requires barrel removal?
    Last edited by VtPalmaShooter; 05-19-2019 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtPalmaShooter View Post
    I think you are just asking for a lot of unnecessary trouble. Careful cleaning from the muzzle should take care of anything in the bore.

    Yes, you can hurt things applying heat.

    Many factory barrels are installed with a LOT of torque. Most gunsmith's have special barrel vise/wrench setups. Depending on the action either the barrel is secured and the action turned off or vise versa. Without the right tools you could do a number on the action.

    I doubt if there are many 760's that have ever had the barrels removed for cleaning or any common hunting rifles for that matter.

    Exactly what are you trying to clean that requires barrel removal?
    I totally agree, you are asking for a lot of trouble.

    Open the action, remove the clip, stuff a good size piece of rag or paper towel up into the clip opening just to rear of the chamber opening. This will catch and absorb any cleaning product you use. Now you are ready to clean from the muzzle back through the chamber. I have used this method for decades, I'm 72, and never have had a problem getting the bore clean and shinny. Happy scrubbing.

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    I’m a big fan of the boresnake, cleaning out to the end of the muzzle away from the action.

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    I used a plumbers propane torch directly on the tube nut for multiple minutes in order to get mine to budge. I was concerned the heat would ruin the bluing though it had no negative effects. The nut was hot enough to make wd40 smoke.

    The correct tool makes the job 100x easier.
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    If you're concern is getting debri in the trigger assembly just drop it out of the recie.ver
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    You could probably heat it more, but as mentioned, if you aren't replacing an o-ring or the like, just clean without taking the barrel off. IIRC, red loctite requires around 500ish F to break free.
    Last edited by NorthMaine; 05-21-2019 at 12:54 PM.

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    Not worried about cleaning the barrel.
    I noticed a bit of rust on the top side of the bolt face.
    Can't get at it to totally remove it.
    Worried about what I can't see.
    Wanted to take the bolt out, check it, clean it up.
    I'll hit it with some spray cleaner / lube and see how it goes.

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    Did you ever get the barrel off that gun? I would agree with you on the moisture getting in the areas that cannot be easily accessed.

    Roger-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandkid View Post
    Did you ever get the barrel off that gun? I would agree with you on the moisture getting in the areas that cannot be easily accessed.

    Roger-
    No I didn't take any further.
    I used a spray CLP and oiled it best I could.
    I really want to use the gun this year in Maine.
    Don't want to take a chance screwing it up. It shoots well and quick.
    Been letting my nephew borrow it.
    I grabbed my dads 740 for him this year.
    If I get a deer with it this year, I'll go at it again.

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