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Old 02-22-2013, 02:06 AM   #1
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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. *

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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shouldnt be an issue so long as its milspec. ar15 spacing is mostly only an issue when installing the barrel extension.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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

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Is there a way to check head space without paying for gages?
Yes, pay a gunsmith to do it
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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.

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http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/387645/forster-headspace-no-go-gage-223-remington

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