Originally Posted by Shinytop
My gun cleaning education took place in BCT at Ft Benning in 1967 and has not progressed much since then. Habit is to wipe down every major part of the rifle to include the barrel. Agree that some habits may need to change.
Understood. Thank you for your service and my father was there only a couple years before you. I get it... a clean weapon is not a clean weapon until it is a clean weapon!!!
Long story short, you need a barrel nut wrench, and you basically remove the barrel in the process of getting the fore-end off....