PMA Gen II Barrel Vise
Quite a bit of testing went into the updated PMA Barrel Vise. From the metal finishing on the aluminum to maximize grip and minimize marks left on the barrel to the ability to handle barrels from .830" to 1.500"+ this barrel vise is based on the fantastic original Viper barrel vise, with a few added features we wanted.
Vise is shipped in position to handle barrels 1" - 1.500"+. To use the vise for barrels under 1" remove the top and rotate it 90 degrees.
PMA Recommends torquing barrel vise nuts to 40 ft-lbs.
I bought the gen. II over original. Have not used the original, but gen II worked on .650 barrel and has capability for the large diameter 1.5 or greater? No slipping at all. Only used on 2 barrels for brake removal so far. One had rockset other was factory torqued to what seemed like 90 lb. ft. or better, just what I read not sure of that spec. I can say for sure without this tool I may not have had such an easy time of it. I also have a 20 ton. press I've used with wood blocks, also effective but this stores away and could travel if need be. Thanks for fast shipping too.
Mounted this in my bench with a couple of 1/2" bolts. I added a pair of leather pieces between the tension bolts to add some grip and protect my barrels. I tightened the vise down onto a Proof Research barrel (44 lbs of torque) then threaded on a Zermatt action then torqued it to 100 lbs. The vise held perfectly, absolutely no slip. This vise functioned flawlessly. This thing has great versatility and well built.
Used it to remove barrel on brand new Tikka.
-Extremely well built with the highest of quality materials! This vise will last a lifetime of use and longer. I believe this is the perfect vise for the professional as well as the enthusiast and PMA is top tier in customer service, so you really can't go wrong purchasing one of these! Thank you PMA for allowing me to give my opinion/review on this top tier tool!
Built like a tank! This is the last barrel vise you will ever purchase because it is the very highest of quality and will last a lifetime+! Makes quick work of the removal/installation process.
Worked great and on the first time on a factory Savage 110 action and barrel.
Wrapped my barrel in a shop towel, torqued to 35ftlbs, and zero slip! Wonderful product and a fair price!
ok, this is a very nice barrel vise. highly recommended. it looks small in the picture but once you get it you realize how beefy it actually is. made changing out a barrel on my RPR super easy, and will serve as a great tool for many years and barrel changes ahead.
Had a Davidson vise Many years ago that worked well. This one though surpasses the Davidson is quality and functionality.