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Solon 11-25-2012 04:28 AM

Head spacing on M&P 15 Sport?
I just bought an M&P 15 Sport and while I'm waiting for it to get out of Jail, I put in a special order to my reloader. When I mentioned I was getting a new AR15 he said it was critical to make sure it was properly head spaced. Is it safe to assume that Smith&Wesson automatically comes properly spaced? I can see where it could be an issue on a personal build, but a line produced weapon from a major player ought to be ready to go.

Quentin 11-25-2012 04:48 AM

The S&W should be ready to shoot. That guy might be making a blanket statement to cover himself and the reloads. ARs are the least likely centerfire rifle to need headspacing, even personal builds.

robocop10mm 11-29-2012 05:21 AM

Hard to screw up the headspacing on an AR. It is "fixed" as the barrel extension and bolt have direct interface. The only way it could be off is if the barrel, extension or bolt were made out of spec.

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