I need to remove a muzzlebreak that's been attached using a small bead of Loctite 278 threadlock. Loctite claim that half strength can be achieved at around 200 deg C, or complete loss of bond strength at 350 deg C.
Just wondering if localised heating of the muzzle break, and the muzzle itself, to 200C, could cause damage to the barrel structure, or strength? I'm guessing that a barrel can easily exceed 200 deg if shot rapidly with sufficient number of rounds (especially if used with a moderator), so I don't think the temperature is an issue, just maybe the uneven heating?
Any expert advice welcome,