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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/30/2005 6:10:55 AM EDT
I see this term frequently. Will someone explain exactly what headspace is and how it relates to a build?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:59:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 7:00:37 AM EDT by donovan007007]
type "headspace" in the search button above and read for yourself, you will learn alot by searching first.

I am not being a dick, but thats how I learned
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:53:00 AM EDT
Basically it is the size of the chamber (the part of the barrel that hold the round of ammunition that is about to be fired). If it is too big the cartridge can break open upon firing, releasing extremely high pressure gases. Bad things happen.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:07:56 AM EDT
It's the distance from the bolt face to the base of the cartridge when chambered.
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