Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms)
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2019, 02:03 PM   #1
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default Need help changing out a barrel

I just traded for an AR in 6.5 Grendel. Long story short it shot all over the place. I bought a APR barrel but need to get it changed out. Does anybody have the tools or a gunsmith in the Dallas area that can change it out for me?
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 02:24 PM   #2
roughneck266
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Bustling metropolis of Votaw
Default

Do you know what type barrel nut is on it now? If it's just a delta ring, you can get the tools at academy pretty cheap. They ain't difficult to change.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
roughneck266 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 02:30 PM   #3
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roughneck266 View Post
Do you know what type barrel nut is on it now? If it's just a delta ring, you can get the tools at academy pretty cheap. They ain't difficult to change.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

It is not. It is a 15" handguard. It has an area that looks like you can loosen it with a regular large wrench. I will get a picture of it tonight. I dont have a vice or the tools to hold it in the vice to break it loose.
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 02:51 PM   #4
roughneck266
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Bustling metropolis of Votaw
Default

Yeah, that's where it gets a little different. all kinds of different wrenches out there. If it is normal wrench flats. I prolly have the stuff you need, but unfortunately a pretty long drive.
roughneck266 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roughneck266 View Post
Yeah, that's where it gets a little different. all kinds of different wrenches out there. If it is normal wrench flats. I prolly have the stuff you need, but unfortunately a pretty long drive.
Yea the handguard is put on by 6 screws once the nut is on. It looks like a regular large nut in the middle and the HG screws are on each side of it. Ill post a picture tonight. Its starting to confuse me so its probably confusing you. LOL
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 06:04 PM   #6
bowhunter2989
Ten Point
 
bowhunter2989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Melissa
Default

What area of Dallas are you located in? I have vice, and tools but I may not have your specific barrel nut wrench. Also, post a pic of the rail and if you know it, the manufacturer. If you can get that we can figure out the barrel but wrench needed
bowhunter2989 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 07:04 PM   #7
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowhunter2989 View Post
What area of Dallas are you located in? I have vice, and tools but I may not have your specific barrel nut wrench. Also, post a pic of the rail and if you know it, the manufacturer. If you can get that we can figure out the barrel but wrench needed


I live almost downtown Dallas at 75 and Lovers. It痴 a Bear Creek upper (which is the reason for the new barrel). It really just looks like it takes a big wrench. The biggest one I have is an inch and a quarter and it a little to small. Here is a couple of pics.


Name:  IMG_9287.jpg
Views: 414
Size:  34.5 KB

Name:  IMG_9286.jpg
Views: 414
Size:  39.6 KB


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 07:30 PM   #8
roughneck266
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Bustling metropolis of Votaw
Default

It's 1 3/16". Or if you have a crescent hammer with slender enough jaws... BCA isn't known for tightening stuff, so it's possible you could get it off with a strap wrench and a 1 3/16" wrench. Are you going o use the same hand guard?
I would imagine you will be able to find someone local with the necessary tools.
roughneck266 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 11:18 PM   #9
RifleBowPistol
Ten Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Bastrop Co.
Hunt In: Any where I can
Default

Make sure there are not any set screws in any of those threaded holes. One of mine, had set screws to keep it from moving. If there are any set screws, those will need to be removed before trying to loosen the barrel retaining nut.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-14-2019, 11:45 PM   #10
Terran28
Four Point
 
Terran28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: White Settlement/FTW
Hunt In: Wherever is free and/or cheap
Default

White Settlement here (W FTW), I do not have a normal wrench to get it off, but I do have an AR-15 tool and the vice block for the upper. If you are replacing the nut and handguard, a pipe wrench can get it off. I have an ARP 6.5 Grendel upper that I built as well.
Terran28 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 08:34 AM   #11
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roughneck266 View Post
It's 1 3/16". Or if you have a crescent hammer with slender enough jaws... BCA isn't known for tightening stuff, so it's possible you could get it off with a strap wrench and a 1 3/16" wrench. Are you going o use the same hand guard?
I would imagine you will be able to find someone local with the necessary tools.


Ok thank you. I do like the handguard so yes I plan on using it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 08:38 AM   #12
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Thanks guys I値l see to find out more. I did not even think about looking for set screws.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 08:39 AM   #13
Leverhunter
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Default

Give Gunmaster in Plano a call. Off 75 & Spring Creek. Don't know if they have a gunsmith on staff but a couple of the guys have some experience and the tools.
Leverhunter is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 08:52 AM   #14
roughneck266
Six Point
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Bustling metropolis of Votaw
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowaddict40 View Post
Ok thank you. I do like the handguard so yes I plan on using it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If you dont have any luck let me know. I will mail you a crowsfoot and you can se d it back when you're done.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
roughneck266 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 12:53 PM   #15
bowhunter2989
Ten Point
 
bowhunter2989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Melissa
Default

I just checked my stuff, I don’t have that size crows foot. I do have vice, blocks, torque stuff and know how if you need someone to help. I’m all the way up in Mckinney though.
bowhunter2989 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 06:35 PM   #16
double bogey
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Mesquite
Hunt In: where ever I can
Default

I have wrenches up to 2". Got sockets to 2" also. Problem is I cannot get to any of my tools due to health right now. I am not far from you either.
I bought a vise and mounted it on a receiver hitch for building AR's.
I will get my grandson this weekend, and see if he can help locate my big wrenches. If you are not worried about the old one, a pipe wrench would get it also, I think. if we can get to it, I will pm you Saturday.
double bogey is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 09:05 PM   #17
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowhunter2989 View Post
I just checked my stuff, I don稚 have that size crows foot. I do have vice, blocks, torque stuff and know how if you need someone to help. I知 all the way up in Mckinney though.


Thanks for the offer man. I値l play with it some and see what I can do. I may run up to Runner Runner during lunch one day and see if they can swap it real quick for me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 09:08 PM   #18
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by double bogey View Post
I have wrenches up to 2". Got sockets to 2" also. Problem is I cannot get to any of my tools due to health right now. I am not far from you either.
I bought a vise and mounted it on a receiver hitch for building AR's.
I will get my grandson this weekend, and see if he can help locate my big wrenches. If you are not worried about the old one, a pipe wrench would get it also, I think. if we can get to it, I will pm you Saturday.


DB man I appreciate the offer. I知 also sorry to hear you are having health issues. You work on you and I値l get this taken care of. I do appreciate the offer to help though. Worst case scenario it spends a week or so at the gunsmith. Thanks again.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-15-2019, 09:33 PM   #19
futureagg
Six Point
 
futureagg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Deep East Tx
Default

I replaced one very similar last night, I used a big crescent wrench with the upper in a vice block. Then used a rubber mallet to hit the crescent wrench til it broke free.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
futureagg is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-16-2019, 11:38 AM   #20
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by futureagg View Post
I replaced one very similar last night, I used a big crescent wrench with the upper in a vice block. Then used a rubber mallet to hit the crescent wrench til it broke free.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I may give that a try. Thank you.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-20-2019, 07:17 PM   #21
bowaddict40
Ten Point
 
bowaddict40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Hunt In: Navarro County
Default

Thanks for all the help guys I got it off yesterday with a pipe wrench and crescent. LOL....barrel was trash anyway.
bowaddict40 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

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 -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com