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Posted: 1/8/2002 12:41:03 PM EDT
I'm considering the purchase of a DPMS 20" bull barrel upper on e-bay. My question is since it has no bolt or carrier, will any new bolt and carrier work or does it have to be custom headspaced. I'm no gunsmith so I don't know much about this.
Link Posted: 1/8/2002 12:55:49 PM EDT
Any old bolt and carrier should work. Most people will tell you that headspacing is a myth...
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 6:21:59 AM EDT
Purchased a DPMS Bull 24 upper. Made the choice to have the bolt carrier assy included. Any old bolt should do is not as comforting as this bolt assy installed by manf. Called DPMS and asked them if my bolt car. assy from BM or Armalite would work, "it should" they said. I wanted to hear "IT WILL" So I paid for "It will." Still, the tolerances should make the any bolt concept workable.
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 6:38:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 6:51:08 AM EDT
I still say it is a myth and a waste of money.

You could spend that money for a guage on something much more useful.

If you believe that a company's saying "it should" isn't a way to just get your money, then you need to have your head examined.
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 12:43:52 PM EDT
Headspacing is not a myth. Two ways to get everyone on this board riled up...mention that place in Illinois, or mention headspacing. Yea, I used to think the same. Until I ran into my worst barrell. Probably would haveblown up. The government spends millions of buckson research, you think they headspace just for fun? My rant. Better to headspace than to call the doctor.
Link Posted: 1/9/2002 1:17:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pigshooter:
Headspacing is not a myth. Two ways to get everyone on this board riled up...mention that place in Illinois, or mention headspacing. Yea, I used to think the same. Until I ran into my worst barrell. Probably would haveblown up. The government spends millions of buckson research, you think they headspace just for fun? My rant. Better to headspace than to call the doctor.



What place in IL?
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