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Tabuk Build Log – Disaster!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by fingolfen, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Will post pix of the “good stuff” later, but I encountered a major disaster on the Tabuk build. I accidentally bent the barrel. Was being careful about the placement of the barrel – ran into what I thought was a headspace issue (wouldn’t close on the “go gauge), so I pushed in the barrel a bit more. Unfortunately I’d mis-diagnosed the problem and ended up pushing the barrel all the way in, and then a little more. The entire thing popped right out of the press after the barrel had bent to release the pressure.

    So now I have a multi-week delay in the project while I wait for a new barrel (hopefully I can find one). Once that arrives I still have to take it back over to Tornado technologies to have the length corrected and the barrel rethreaded. In the meantime I get to disassemble the barrel assembly and pray I don’t screw up any MORE parts.
     
  2. IrishFitz

    IrishFitz Happy Valley, OR Member

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    Bummer... sorry!:bawling:
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Mike did you get my PM? If the barrel isn't kinked you can straighten it.

    Please post pics.
     
  4. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Will post pix - got your PM - lack the tools you mentioned... :(
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Bummer man, sorry! I've done similar things and it sucks!