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I decided to check my headspace on my M1 from cmp and the bolt wont close on a field guage but will close on a no go guage. I did the the test with the primer in the brass with no bullet and no powder and noticed that the primer backed out a little.

Is this gun safe to shoot? Or should I send it back, buy a different bolt, or buy a different bbl.

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The GO and NO-GO gages are factory or arsenal gages intended to check new rifles or barrels and bolts which have never been fired. The microsecond a rifle leaves the factory or arsenal and you start shooting it they have no meaning for the shooter.

At that point the only gage of any consequence is the FIELD gage.

That said it's always nice to have a rifle which gages GO and well below FIELD, just for endurance.

The only gage present in military units below arsenal level is the FIELD gage 'cuz it's the only one needed.

-- Chuck
 
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