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Changing booster, it won't budge.

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I've read several articles here on booster changes as I'm going from 308 to 30-06. The booster is the only item left. However, from looking at the peening, it appears to be either done to the extreme, wrong or both. The bearing came out, ring and all with not much effort. I made a tool from a 36mm socket and scrap metal. I put the bearing/booster in the vise, used a log extension on the ratchet, and nope, it's not moving. I wrapped the bearing in hard rubber so as not to scratch it or make it look worse than when I received it.

How do I "unpeen" it? I can order a new bearing from OOW, but they don't have the ring on the booster side. Suggestions?

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I've usually had success by cutting the lock ring.

Use a small chisel and cut the ring. Once the lock ring is cut, you should be able to peel it out. Then the bearing/booster should be loose.
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