Chambered my first barrel, but have a question?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by unioncreek, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. unioncreek

    unioncreek New Member

    I'm rebarreling a Turkish Mauser to 30-06. I've got the bolt so that it just closes on the GO gauge with the bolt alling on its own. But, when I put a round in the chamber I need to lightly nudge the bolt closed, it takes very little pressure. My question is, should I leave the chamber as is or ream the chamber a little more? My feeling is to just leave it, but I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.

  2. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

    IF i had them avalible i would try a few other different bullets different manfs.sounds like your close. you can always take more cant put it back tho

  3. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    did you strip the bolt totally before using the go gage?? as in ejector removal.

    make sure any test rounds are themselves in spec. you need a case gage for that.
  4. greydog

    greydog Member

    If the bolt closes on the "GO" gauge, the headspace is correct. The slight resistance felt on a loaded round may be due to throat dimensions (and bullet seating) or some variation in case dimension. If the bolt can be cloed without having to push too hard, I would leave it alone. The only other possibility would be a "GO" gauge which is wrong but this is so rare as to be almost unheard of. GD
  5. unioncreek

    unioncreek New Member

    The rifle is all chambered and put back together. Can't wait to shoot it. The stock was a used one and has some patches on it, so ill probably will just paint it camo. It's one goes to my son in Alaska, so it's going to get beat up if I know him.


    I attached a pict, it's the one on the bottom. The one on top will probably be re chambered to 7mm-08

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