Headspacing an ak

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by biggerhunter, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. biggerhunter

    biggerhunter New Member

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    I'm in this process of building a ak 74 and really don't wanna buy 60$ worth of headspacing gauges....can I bypass it? I'm using a barreled Bulgarian parts kit on a us reciever
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    If it was the original barreled reciever, I'd say no, but since it isn't original, I wouldn't take the chance.

    $60 is better than blowing your rifle up and killing yourself.
     

  3. biggerhunter

    biggerhunter New Member

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    Ugh that blows lol anyway to hillbillyheadspace? Lol no gauges?
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Not that I'm aware of, buy the gauges and then return them. :p
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    you only need a go and nogo gage. the field isnt neccessary.

    there is no shortcut around this. only thousandths of an inch turn a rifle from a rifle and into a bomb.