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just got my new Freedom Fighter Tactical titanium mag tube yesterday...


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Looks good. Mine should be here today on maybe Monday! Do you have any tips for putting it on that fast? Did you have to use a heat gun? I don't have one and was hoping to get away with using a hair dryer...

 

BTW. Great choice of weapons, I also own the Colt 6940LE and recently added the Eo tech G33 and 516, I highly recommend those optics!

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Harbor Freight has high temp electric heat guns on sale for $9.99 till late Sep. I got mine today. I did this job once before w/o a heat gun, used my gas stove top burner to heat up the area on the receiver where the tube threads in...which worked but was a PITA compared to a heat gun!

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Looks good. Mine should be here today on maybe Monday! Do you have any tips for putting it on that fast? Did you have to use a heat gun? I don't have one and was hoping to get away with using a hair dryer...

 

BTW. Great choice of weapons, I also own the Colt 6940LE and recently added the Eo tech G33 and 516, I highly recommend those optics!

 

I bought a heat gun from home depot for about $40 then turned it all the way up to about 1500 degrees. I heated it for less than 5 mins & it screwed right out. Then I figured I wouldn't need a heat gun again so I returned it

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I bought a heat gun from home depot for about $40 then turned it all the way up to about 1500 degrees. I heated it for less than 5 mins & it screwed right out. Then I figured I wouldn't need a heat gun again so I returned it

 

I did suffer a war wound though, as I was unscrewing it my wife distracted me at the perfect time & the spring shot out & gave me a small scratch on my forehead

That wouldn't have happened if you hadn't planned on returning the heat gun you "bought"... it's called karma :p

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Haha. I didn't plan on it, I might go back & get it cuz it seemed to b made pretty well.

 

I bought a POS heat gun about 10 years ago at Harbor Freight when it was on sale and I used a coupon. Regular price was $10. I paid $3. Still works fine.

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I did some quick pulses with a bernzomatic propane blow torch down the stock mag tube from the loading port (after removing the sping and follower). Came out nice and easy with no damage to anything.

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Did mine this morning, piece of cake. Since I had the painted Camo finish M4 I only heated the mag tube and not the receiver. It took about 8 minutes to loosen up but then came right out. I didn't have much of a lock-tite mess to clean up either. The new tube went on like a charm and looks/functions good. Very glad I went with Titanium and not steel. Frankly I like the look of the gray on the Desert Camo model.

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