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Posted: 4/11/2006 8:38:15 AM EDT
Anyone know where to buy them for a few different calibers? As my collection grows I really want to be checking headspace. I need 7.62x54R, 8mm, 30 cal, etc etc .
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:45:34 AM EDT
Brownells should have what you need. And they do give C&R's thier dealer prices (from what I've heard, I'm still waiting on my C&R Paul
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 12:22:29 PM EDT
I looked in brownells and didn't see any. Maybe my search-fu was weak when I did it. I'll search again. .

And yes, they do give discount to C&R holders, it's awesome .
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 1:09:21 PM EDT
Unless you're going to do a lot of rifles it may be less expensive just to find a gunsmith in your area that will do it. Regular retail cost on these guages is about $30. each.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:04:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoingIncognito:
Maybe my search-fu was weak when I did it.

Yes grasshopper, your search-fu was weak. You must meditate on your needsh
513-100-922 = GO
513-100-922 = no-go for 8x57 $28 ea
I don't know what 30cal you're looking for, so you may practice your search-fu
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Paul
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:36:16 PM EDT
Finding a "gunsmith" that actually uses gages instead of tape might be a real trick.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By Hoppy:
Unless you're going to do a lot of rifles it may be less expensive just to find a gunsmith in your area that will do it. Regular retail cost on these guages is about $30. each.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:45:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 3:47:26 AM EDT by cityrepo61]
The Brownells discount does not apply to everything.

Steve 'cityrepo61'
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:32:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djenkins:
Finding a "gunsmith" that actually uses gages instead of tape might be a real trick.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By Hoppy:
Unless you're going to do a lot of rifles it may be less expensive just to find a gunsmith in your area that will do it. Regular retail cost on these guages is about $30. each.






I've been known to use tape myself.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:18:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 7:51:50 AM EDT by GoingIncognito]

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By djenkins:
Finding a "gunsmith" that actually uses gages instead of tape might be a real trick.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By Hoppy:
Unless you're going to do a lot of rifles it may be less expensive just to find a gunsmith in your area that will do it. Regular retail cost on these guages is about $30. each.






I've been known to use tape myself.



I may end up doing a lot of rifles .

Edit: I see that my search-fu has been extremely weak, because when I went to do another search today I did find the headspace gauges I wanted on both Brownell's and Midway. That said, Midway seems to be a bit cheaper. Thanks everyone!

How would one measure using tape?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:29:34 AM EDT
Using headspace gages is the right way. The "wrong" way is sticking masking tape on the primer end of cartridges.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By GoingIncognito:

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By djenkins:
Finding a "gunsmith" that actually uses gages instead of tape might be a real trick.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By Hoppy:
Unless you're going to do a lot of rifles it may be less expensive just to find a gunsmith in your area that will do it. Regular retail cost on these guages is about $30. each.






I've been known to use tape myself.



I may end up doing a lot of rifles .

Edit: I see that my search-fu has been extremely weak, because when I went to do another search today I did find the headspace gauges I wanted on both Brownell's and Midway. That said, Midway seems to be a bit cheaper. Thanks everyone!

How would one measure using tape?

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:58:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 10:04:41 AM EDT by Hoppy]

Originally Posted By GoingIncognito:

How would one measure using tape?




Masking tape is about .003" thick. It is thought that anything more than three layers on the primer of a new, unfired case will function as a field guage. Like someone said earlier, this is not the best way of doing the job although many have done it this way. You can Google it as any more info from me may be considered irresponsible.
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