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Posted: 3/7/2006 9:22:58 AM EDT
How can you tell if a FAL was properly headspaced when it was built?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:27:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 2:40:18 PM EDT by AeroE]
Close your eyes, turn your head, and shoot.

Get a headspace gage.

Trust the builder.

Three ways.


Ask the builder if he used a drill bit to measure the locking shoulder size. If so, I would be careful, there is too much size difference between standard drill bits to do more than a guess at the correct shoulder size.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:20:40 AM EDT
You can "test" your headspace with a GO gauge and following the test procedure.
But to "check" your headspace, you'll need to remove the locking shoulder and measure it with a calipers and/or test fit the bolt with some pin guages or a gauge rod.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:24:49 AM EDT
the chamber for 7.62 and 308 are different, I have mine set to 1.62 so I can shoot 308 with out haveing to worry about case seperation or ejection problems
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:26:19 AM EDT
You spend 30 bucks on gauges go and no-go and check it yourself. Make sure you remove the extractor from the bolt before you check the headspace.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:30:45 AM EDT
So the chamber for the .308 and 7.62 are different. And I've been stocking up on .308 for my STG-58.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:33:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
So the chamber for the .308 and 7.62 are different. And I've been stocking up on .308 for my STG-58.



the 308 more powerful and has alot more pressure, whats your chamber set at? you really shouldn't worry because even if your chamber is too long the part is 25bucks to change it
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:36:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Close your eyes, turn your head, and shoot.



Hell yes.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:37:23 AM EDT
It was set at the factory. I guess I'll have to get off my ass and read the owners manual or check the barrel to see what it's chambered for.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:37:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Close your eyes, turn your head, and shoot.

Get a headspace gage.

Trust the builder.

Three ways.


Ask the builder if he used a drill bit to measure the locking shoulder size. If so, I would be careful, there is too much size difference between standard drill bits to do more than a guess at the correct shoulde size.



+1
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:50:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
It was set at the factory. I guess I'll have to get off my ass and read the owners manual or check the barrel to see what it's chambered for.



don't look at the bbl is it a dsa?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 12:00:04 PM EDT
Aren't most parts kit FAL's spec'd for 7.62?
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