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Thread: headspace on 308win new barrel

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    headspace on 308win new barrel

    Hey guys, need some advice on doing this little project.
    Cracked the factory barrel of the Rem 700 308 Tactical off and replaced it with a Kreiger that was previously fitted to a Rem700.
    Trying my luck with the headspace gauges.
    Real good fun, Go gauge went fine, and NoGo locked up. Yes, yes, I'm in luck !!
    But when I torqued it down.
    Go Gauge can't go anymore, headspace too tight? but tried some factory loaded rounds goes in and locks fine.
    Shall I try some of my resiezed brass from my redding die and see if it chambers fine?

    Where do I go from here, any experts to give me some directions?

    Cheers.


    Lee

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    Hy Lee, Im in Paraparaumu. Pm me if you like, I can help you.
    Its a fairly easy fix. If you've got the reamer bring it along, otherwise bring just your gauges(I've got everything though).


    Cheers.
    Jaco
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    I would've thought less headspace wouldn't be an issue?
    I do realise that some factory ammo may not fit properly though.
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    Sorry. I did'nt read the full post. If the bolt will close on factory ammo your actually lucky and would be able to shoot it that way - please just always keep an eye on the cases looking for preasure signs.

    If you only reload it should not be a problem as you can adjust your diameters to suit the chamber, or we can just push the shoulder a little forward to ensure that the rifle is within specs and youll be above board.
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    Or a very slightly fatter recoil lug? One or two thou? You might be lucky and find someone locally with a couple to measure for size...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Sorry. I did'nt read the full post. If the bolt will close on factory ammo your actually lucky and would be able to shoot it that way - please just always keep an eye on the cases looking for preasure signs.

    If you only reload it should not be a problem as you can adjust your diameters to suit the chamber, or we can just push the shoulder a little forward to ensure that the rifle is within specs and youll be above board.
    Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate your information. I have found that my Redding fl bushing die sized brass won't chamber and my RCBS FL Die resized brass will chamber but still a bit tight. It might be to do with the shoulder resizing.
    i'll keep trying and see.

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    Offer still stands and if there are any other questions dont be afraid to ask.

    Cheers

 

 

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