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    MechForce barrel vice

    What do you think of the MechForce barrel vice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ring View Post
    What do you think of the MechForce barrel vice?
    Could not find a link to "MechForce barrel vice."
    Try a Davidson barrel vice.
    Use of V blocks eliminates precision sizing.

    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod36757.aspx

    Some very fine wet or dry paper will improve the grip on the barrel.
    Just need a few strips.

    Action wrenches that use the bolt lugs seem to have become scarce.
    I have a nice T shaped one.
    The arms are around 1/2 inch of forged steel.

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    https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...y-barrel-vise/

    Whether it would work or not depends on your usage.

    This vise is typical of most competition vises. It is essentially the same as Bob Pastor's 'Viper' which is very popular. It will work for custom applications but will not take the barrel off a Walmart Special Remington 700 SPS and a Weatherby would just make it roll over and summarily expire.

    It will work for a typical benchrester, along with a rear entry action wrench you'll be able to exert up to 50ftlb.....and with a proper action wrench you can probably get 'er to hold to around 100ftlb

    For taking off factory barrels and for tightening beyond 100ftlb you'll probably prefer something bigger. Or, as I did, you can modify this vise by adding upper and lower steel plates and drilling for a third pulldown bolt if you ever need to do heavy stuff.

    I recommend you go down to Lowes and buy some 1/2"X1/8" aluminum bar stock to make shims to line the vise so that the anodizing doesn't scratch your barrel. Also go to a sports store and buy a pitcher's rosin bag, cut it open and shake the rosin into a tupperware, use rosin to increase friction.

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    20 ton automotive press with custom made blocks in my shop.

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    a little heat goes a long way as well- heat action ( heat gun ) freeze barrel ( co2)
    Last edited by blades; 08-31-2022 at 03:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blades View Post
    a little heat goes a long way as well- heat action ( heat gun ) freeze barrel ( co2)
    Nitrogen in a dip tube tank is even better.
    The output is liquid nitrogen.

    The Mech Force clamp is a "Davidson type" clamp.
    They work very well if you have a stout enough surface to clamp them onto.

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    Or you can go with the PBike barrel vise, which is every bit as good as or better than most on the market. It will fit anything from 5/8” to 1 5/8” barrels.
    Last edited by FBecigneul; 09-02-2022 at 12:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    Or you can go with the PBike barrel vise, which is every bit as good as or better than most on the market. It will fit anything from 5/8” to 1 5/8” barrels.
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    Nice job, Ten Ring

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    I ended up buying a PMA Tool Barrel Vice. Haven't used it yet but it feels heavy duty.

    What do you guys use between the barrel and vice jaws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ring View Post
    I ended up buying a PMA Tool Barrel Vice. Haven't used it yet but it feels heavy duty.

    What do you guys use between the barrel and vice jaws?
    Rosin, like Alinwa suggested.

    GsT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ring View Post
    .....What do you guys use between the barrel and vice jaws?
    I use a wrap or two of heavy paper. Used targets work great.

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    A toilet paper roller does the trick or an index card.

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    10ring,

    And make sure everything is bone-effing’ dry. I get after my vice, bushings, and barrel with acetone before clamping everything up.

    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    10ring,

    And make sure everything is bone-effing’ dry. I get after my vice, bushings, and barrel with acetone before clamping everything up.

    Justin
    Thanks for the advice.

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