Headspacing a takeoff barrel in 7mm-08 Ackley?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by sambo3006, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    I picked up a previously chambered and threaded barrel for a Remington 700 in 7mm-08 Ackley. Could a 7mm-08 go gauge be used for headspacing since the Ackley cartridges are supposed to be headspaced for a slight crush fit on the shoulder of the standard casing? I don't think my local gunsmith has a reamer or heaspace gauges for the ackley but he does for the standard round. I realize that it may or may not be possible to install the barrel without use of a chamber reamer but I'd prefer to have it done locally if I can to avoid the extra shipping expense.
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010