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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/2/2006 6:29:02 AM EST
this is kind of a newb type question but i dont know too much about the building of an AR and i was wonder could the average person install a barrel? and i was looking into noveske barrel's and i see that they are also avaliable with a properly head spaced bolt , would that prevent me from having to go and use a gauge to head space my rifle? or would i still have to head space it?


Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:38:27 AM EST
Yes, a common person can install a barrel, it's even healthy to do so. Noveske rocks, I envy you for being able to afford one. In reality, any properly manufactured bolt should work with any properly manufactured barrel, so if you already have a bolt, dont bother with the matched bolt. But if you don't have a bolt already then get the matched bolt. It's a bargain for the quality you are getting. Also, if you don't plan on installing a FSB and decide to go with a middy length barrel and full langth handguards then don't worry about barrel install at all, its hard to mess up. Just slip the barrel in (having first cleaned and lubes the peices nicely) then maske sure the little prong on the barrel fits nicely into the reciever's notch, lube the threads, install the barrel nut and VOILA!

Hope that helped.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:41:24 AM EST
it is very easy to do WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS. need a barrel wrench and an action block. should be able to find it all for under $50. most of the places will put it on a supplied upper. go to the information section and check out the technical manual. it shows ya how to do everything.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:46:16 AM EST
Thank you guy's ,i was mostly worried about the whole head spacing thinking i would mess that up some how, so your saying i dont have to check HS if i already use a spec bolt? just trying to make sure i read that correctly

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:28:14 AM EST
yes ! You can not change the head space ( not with out 1,000's in machine shop stuff )
Just get a good bolt and a good barrel New and you should have no problem.

the head space is set by how the bolt and barrel go together ( distance ) from the bolt face to the heck of the chamber.

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:38:43 AM EST
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