evan price wrote:Maybe I should take a poll.
Maybe you should take your meds! haha
This guide remains awesome. I thought of coming back to add a suggestion, since I just had a difficult time removing the mag tube on my mossberg 590. Newer 500/590s actually have the magazine tube loctited in place, and if you try to use a wrench chances are you'll mangle the tube (or bend it if you fail to use the wrench over the only solid part on the 500 tube at the muzzle end where the metal is thick (the 590 has no such safe spot).
But I found a solution. If you heat it up enough, the loctite will melt and you'll be able to unscrew it easily with no tools. I stripped my 590 down to just the receiver with mag tube glued in place, then heated up the inside and outside of the receiver end with a lit can of sterno fuel. It took about 15 minutes to get hot enough, but when it happens you'll hear a sizzling and smell noxious smoke, at which point the tube will unscrew easily. Didn't get hot enough to affect the finish at all, which was a concern at the start.