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bclark1 02-22-2013 02:06 AM

I recently purchased an ar barrel but when i got it in i found it did not come with a bolt. I ordered a bolt but i was wandering if since they were not made together and are not the same brand if the headspacing would be an issue. *

JonM 02-22-2013 02:14 AM

shouldnt be an issue so long as its milspec. ar15 spacing is mostly only an issue when installing the barrel extension.

bclark1 02-22-2013 02:31 AM

Ok thanks i was hoping i wouldnt have to fork out more money to buy something to check it.

MisterMcCool 02-22-2013 02:39 AM

Should not be a problem. Many people build ARs out of parts.

sniper762 02-22-2013 02:55 AM

most ar parts are milspec, thus will interchange without a problem. to be on the safe side, though, you can get a "go-no go" headspace gauge to check it.

bclark1 02-22-2013 03:21 AM

Yes this ar was a parts gun i just didnt know if the barrel and bolt which i think are most of the time sold in pairs were interchangeable. But thanks for the help!

epleyjoseph 02-22-2013 01:05 PM

Is there a way to check head space without paying for gages?

Jpyle 02-22-2013 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by epleyjoseph
Is there a way to check head space without paying for gages?

Yes, pay a gunsmith to do it :)

fsted2a 02-25-2013 12:41 PM

Shouldn't be an issue until you go through tens of thousands of rounds. Then it might be a good idea to invest in guages.

sniper762 02-25-2013 12:56 PM

very inexpensive

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