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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/1/2005 10:05:14 PM EDT
If I change the barrel ONLY on my AR15, do I need the headspace adjusted?
I know that this is the case with Bolt Guns - but really don't know about Ar's?

Sorry for the stupid question,


thanks,
szst8h
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:48:32 PM EDT
You shouldn't have any problems with head space if your using a decent quality bolt and barrel...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:58:44 PM EDT
You dont have to start off with "stupid question" on this site, people here will not jump on you just because you dont have all the infinite wisdom that they do, which seems to be the case on other boards.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:37:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:24:22 AM EDT
However, most all pros check the headspace as a matter of procedure. The failure rate is very small, but still possible. Checking the headspace is an easy task if you have the gauge. You can even check it before you swap barrels. with the loose bolt and loose barrel with extension mounted.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:17:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Toolman_556:
However, most all pros check the headspace as a matter of procedure. The failure rate is very small, but still possible. Checking the headspace is an easy task if you have the gauge. You can even check it before you swap barrels. with the loose bolt and loose barrel with extension mounted.



Can one get by with just one headspace gauge? (A "field" gauge?)
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:18:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Toolman_556:
However, most all pros check the headspace as a matter of procedure. The failure rate is very small, but still possible. Checking the headspace is an easy task if you have the gauge. You can even check it before you swap barrels. with the loose bolt and loose barrel with extension mounted.



Can one get by with just one headspace gauge? (A "field" gauge?)
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:16:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 6:20:22 PM EDT by theshootersden]
Good info about HeadSpace
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