- Works with LR308 and AR10 308 barrels and receivers
- Ultimate tool for barrel nut installs
- Excellent for removing stubborn/seized barrel nuts without damaging upper
- Designed for muzzle device installs and will not damage index pin
- Can be used to install forward assist/port door cover
- Compatible with forged and billet LR308 and AR10 upper receivers
- Machined from 4140 Ordnance grade steel
- Durable Black Oxide finished for years of use
- Will not mar or damage exterior of upper receiver
- Receiver mounted sights can be left installed
- Can be installed horizontally or vertically in bench vise
- 100% Made in USA
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH DPMS G2 308
ArmaLite® and AR10™ are trademarks of Armalite Inc
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This tool worked like a charm! Locked into place easily. Barrel nut, forearm and muzzle break installed easily because this tool supports the barrel. No torque on the upper receiver because it locks into the barrel extension . A little pricey but worth the $$ to assemble the upper receiver without damaging it.
well made well designed
Of all the reaction rods I’ve researched this is hands down the best. I have the .223 model as well and I am so happy I bought another one for my .308 builds. Works flawlessly and takes the worry away from snapping threads off an upper by bracing and aligning the barrel and upper perfectly. Thank you for a great product!
Only used it once so far, but it worked beautifully, glad I took the time and did some research, that led me to Midwest industries, great product!
Exact tolerances and can also be used to check upper receiver bore ID and extension lug alignment. Design captures the receiver in addition to the barrel extension unlike other designs that could still allow damage when tightening the barrel nut! Excellent finish! Best on the market! Fast shipping!
This is the real deal, very well made it is strong, I looked at the others and would not trust them. I bought both of these and couldnâ€™t be happier. Shipping was super fast and I would recommend to anyone, Great Job Midwest Industries
In my opinion both the AR15 and AR10 version of this tool are the best thing to use for AR platform assembly. I wasn’t able to get this tool from one of my distributors and decided to pay full retail for it based on its usefulness and quality. The Top sail on this device is what completely sets it apart from its competition as it holds both the barrel and Upper receiver in place when installing a barrel nut.
Love the tool! I'm using it to build my first AR10 using an Aero M5 upper and a Faxon match barrel. This tool fits these components perfectly. The removable tongue feature on top of the rod is something to appreciate; it adds extra support and reduces torque stress on the barrel extension lugs when cranking on a barrel nut or muzzle device. When removed, it enables a person to quickly or intermittently rotate the upper assembly without unlocking the tool from the vise in order to rotate it. As with other Midwest industries products, this rod is made of quality material and craftsmanship. One thing that would improve this tool, is if it came with a bottom plug feature like that of the Real Avid Lug Lock rod. This would enable the upper receiver to be locked in place and prevent it from sliding forward on the rod; a major benefit when removing a tight fitting hand guard or gas block. Nonetheless, I still give this tool a 5 star rating and recommend it to others!
I used this for my POF 308 upper receiver. It locks in with the barrel lug and fits tight in the receiver. This is the best tool I have found for removing or tightening barrel nuts and muzzle devices on my AR10.