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Posted: 6/3/2003 7:59:04 AM EDT
Does anyone have a headspace gauge for an AR that I can barrow? I have just bought a new upper and will be buying a new bolt and carrier within the next gew weeks?

Link Posted: 6/3/2003 8:05:54 AM EDT
I don't have a gauge but on a related note, does one need to adjust headspace anytime you switch bolt/carriers in an AR? Just wondering because I was going to get spare parts and want to know if I need a guage as well.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 8:27:00 AM EDT
From what I am being told you need to check headspace on any Bolt/Carrier that did not come from the factory in the upper.

I just bought a brand new Bushmaster upper w/o the Bolt/Carrier in it. So I have been told that before I shoot the new upper with a new Bolt/Carrier in it that for safety headspace needs to be checked.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:18:58 AM EDT
Then I guess another stupid question is in order. How do you adjust the headspace if it needs to be?

"there are no stupid questions, only stupid people.."
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:29:32 AM EDT
Well this sounds stupid but I have been told that headspace is set at the factory. If your headspace is out you have to try different Bolt's/Carrier's until you find one that works. Now to me that doesn't sound correct.

Maybe there is someone smarter then me on this board that could tell both of us the proper answer.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 6:56:39 PM EDT
Nightsniper, did you post this question anywhere else on the board?
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:16:05 AM EDT
Even the limited free search function will lead you to answers around here fellas.....

Headspace in Detail
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:38:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 3:42:19 AM EDT
And that brings me back to my origional question. Anyone have a gauge that I can barrow.

Link Posted: 6/4/2003 8:14:34 PM EDT
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