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  1. Slammed bolt on headspace gauge

    Band new M1A scout, not one round through it yet. To make an embarrassing story short, due to inexperience, I released the bolt (wasn’t stripped either) and it slammed home on a forester field gauge and went into battery. How screwed am I? I know what I did wrong but only AFTERWARDS. I didn’t...
  2. Headspace: .308 WIN vs 7.62 NATO

    Hi, Have found just found this forum and have a question about the new M1A my son just bought. It came with a notation of the headspace being set at 1.631. To me this size is most suitable for the .308 Win round due to the required headspace for the .308 WIN round and that of the 7.62 Nato...

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  4. Reloading Lessons Learned by a Newbie

    I have owned an SAI M1A for several years, shot it not too often, bought ammo off the shelf. I've fired most everything from .22s to Tank Guns. But I never got close to the bullet making end of things, until now. I got a good deal on a Hornady Auto Progressive (AP) Press, but bare bones. Bought...
  5. I'm still confused on headspace...please help

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    So I'm planning to buy an SA M1A Loaded, and the dealer has 2 identical models in stock. One with a 1.631 headspace and one with a 1.632 headspace. I know those are extremely close and are both within spec, but which headspace is technically better? Isn't a smaller headspace better? Thanks, J
  6. Question about headspace

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    Okay so here is the problem. I recently got my first m-14 type rifle (Polytech M-14S all main components are stock chinese) and I'm worried about the headspace. The problem is it's too tight or at least seems to be. My bolt wont close with just finger pressure on .308(Remington, Federal) or...