The Best Tools for Rifles

Possession of a gun on its own, even a highly specialized custom rifle, is not the mark of a seasoned shooting enthusiast. The professionals know that their arsenal would be incomplete without the right equipment. After all, without proper maintenance and care, even the most state-of-the-art firearms may suffer quickly, leaving you unprepared for competition or combat. OTM Tactical provides only the best tools for rifles and gunsmithing. Here are a few you should consider keeping with your shooting gear.

Action Wrenches

Action Wrench

Action wrenches are used to apply torque, which helps when installing or changing out the barrel of your gun. Action wrenches can be very different from each other. For example, the Accuracy International / Bager Action Wrench is designed to work with several models of rifles, mostly short action ones, from both companies. This wrench, available at our online store, is hand-crafted from stainless steel and comes with a rubber pad to prevent contact between metals.

Rear Entry Action Wrench

Rear Entry Action Wrench

With a regular action wrench, you have to directly approach the barrel to release the action, which can be awkward and needlessly strenuous. With a rear entry action wrench (such as this one, which works for Remington, Savage, Panda, and Pierce firearms), you can reach the barrel through the rear of the action. This back-end approach allows you to apply greater force, so you can remove and replace the barrel with greater ease. Even if you are comfortable with the common action wrench, it could not hurt to have both handy.

Fix It Sticks

Fix It Sticks

Proper maintenance must be a priority for any gun owner, and the Fix It Sticks Maintenance Kit contains plenty of the tools for rifles that you need. With the inclusion of miniature torque limiters for 65, 45, 25, and 15-inch lbs, you have the tools you need for arms of any size. To help you with fieldwork, the kit also includes 16 distinct bits, an adapter set for ½” and ¼” sockets, and, of course, a set of replaceable Fix It Sticks. The whole package comes with a pouch for easy carry while on the go.

Barrel Cool

Exodus Barrel Cool

The metal in a gun’s barrel can actually expand with too much heat, which can severely spoil even the best marksman’s accuracy. You could remedy this problem with a chamber flag or a fan. Better yet, you can cool down your barrel much faster with BarrelCool, which mixes the best features of both. Sticking this into your barrel can quickly control the barrel’s temperature and significantly improve your accuracy. OTM Tactical’s online store stocks BarrelCool with an OTM logo or an Exodus logo.

Barrel Vise

Barrel Vise

Barrel vises clamp onto gun barrels during removal to prevent them from turning. The Viper Barrel Vise, for example, uses four hardened bolts on support strings to inhibit all movement when taking out and putting in a barrel. Viper’s vises, made from aluminum and sporting an inch-thick base, are built to last. You can use them for years without any warping.

No gun is safe from breaking down or getting jammed, and parts will in all likelihood need to be replaced someday. The mark of smart gun ownership is accepting this as a fact of life and being prepared for any eventuality. OTM Tactical’s online store offers these tools for rifles to help you make sure that you are ready. If you can't find what you need for rifle maintenance, check out the armorer's tools at Tactical Link for AR-style rifles.

This principle extends to helping you make sure that you know what to do with these tools when the time comes. If you have any questions about how and when to use your tools, please feel free to reach out to us for answers.

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