Head spacing on M&P 15 Sport?
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion >

Head spacing on M&P 15 Sport?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Solon's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the shadow of Los Angeles, Kalifornia
Posts: 37
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default 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.

I hit it...didn't I?
Solon is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here

Old 11-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quentin's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 7,006
Liked 1312 Times on 899 Posts
Likes Given: 1404


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.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek
Quentin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
robocop10mm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 11,135
Liked 3814 Times on 1947 Posts
Likes Given: 447


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.
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
m&p 15 sport Subcomp9 AR-15 Discussion 19 06-25-2012 04:40 AM
S&W sport LaineC AR-15 Discussion 4 03-27-2012 04:24 PM
New M&P AR 15 Sport Goldie115 AR-15 Discussion 3 01-04-2012 08:53 PM
45 acp head spacing 50of4064 Ammunition & Reloading 3 05-29-2008 12:38 AM

Newest Threads