Re: Headspacing ? for Gunsmiths
Here is my take on the headspacing.
Headspace guages were made for a reason.
Here is the way I use them.
I only use a go guage
for my go and no go
Once I have taken the measurements and cut the chamber to spec.,I install the go guage if it closes on the go guage then I install a piece of paper measuring .001-.002 in the bolt face, make sure the paper does not fold over. If it closes on this it is a no go and the shoulder is cut on the barrel to move the chamber back.
There should be no safety issues in using a case with the paper as your guage, the only problem you may ecounter is you may not be able to close the bolt on another lot of cases, which would really tick off a customer especially if he has a nice buck in his sights.
So for what it's worth get the go guage.
p.s remember, if your case is not under the go guage dimentions, the manufacturer of your brass will not be in business for very long.
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