I would have never thought that bushmaster would locktite their barrel nuts but sure enough mine was and i busted quite a few of the teeth. I dont want to reuse it and no gun shop around my way has any. Anyone down in the south jersey area have one handy i could buy from you?
Thanks guys. I ended up finding one in my pile of parts. But now i realized that i need a new Round Handguard Cap. Anyone have one of them by any chance?
Originally Posted By greek81:
I would have never thought that bushmaster would locktite their barrel nuts but sure enough mine was and i busted quite a few of the teeth...
When it wouldn't budge the first time you tried, did you not think to apply heat?
I have used an Wagner electric heat gun to break red loctite in the past.
I think even a 1200w hair dryer would work, but take a little longer.
Yeah i heated it up but that didnt do anything. I finally got it off and replacing the barrel nut. now i just need a circle handguard cap