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Old September 10, 2019, 22:55   #10
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If any sane engineer designs your barrel nut, it will be a simple hexagonal nut that you can turn with any adjustable wrench. Except they will have to be cute, and make the flats of the nut too narrow to accept the jaws of an adjustable wrench large enough to get around the nut. Summon Harbor Freight and grind the jaws thin enough to fit.

God help us if Magpul ever designs an AR-10 barrel “platform.” It will have a 5-sided castle nut, with left-hand threads, and will require a proprietary helper-tool in order assemble. A separate different tool will be required for disassembly.

And if you need extra leverage on the adjustable wrench, check your garage for a trailer hitch wrench to piggyback.


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