Headspace Guage Idea
I am not a gunsmith, and have only chambered up two savages at home with go gauges and tape added for a no-go gauge. So this may be totally irrelivant, but it came to me in my sleep last night. So here goes.
Wouldn't it be possible to make a "headspace Gauge kit" that had a threaded body that would allow different bases to be screwed on, and allow different angled shoulders that could be screwed on and set in place with set screws. It would allow gunsmiths to adjust and make changes when developing wildcats and allow a single kit to cover a large number of standard cases. I can't imagine there would be more than a half a dozen bases... And a few shoulders of factory angles, and wildcats like 35deg, and 40deg shoulders in a couple different diameters would also cover a lot of different cartridges. You would have to set the measurements with a shoulder bushing, and have a fairly large data sheet with clear instructions as well. Even with that I would think a company like PTG could charge a few hundred dollars, and they would sell pretty well.
I guess the risk of end users making mistakes in measurements and improper use could make the liability too great.
Just an idea, and thought I would share. Again I have VERY LIMITED knowledge in this area, and could be missing some very big points too. Let me know what you guys think!
Last edited by aroshtr; 05-23-2010 at 11:21 PM.