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Old 12-22-2014, 04:11 PM
sapishka sapishka is offline
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Location: Santa Barbara California
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Well its like those of us with the NATO chambered Garands, we have to measure the headspace right off upon receiving one of these fine Garands and mine spec'd out as new. However a lot of guys have had to find bolts that brought the headspace to the GO spec to 1.635 which is the as-new manufactured NATO SPEC chambering of these rifles. Match grade type A and B rifles are excluded as those readily spec out tighter chambers and can use 308 win cartridges with no headspace issues. Your findings are correct as I see them on specs and what works and where, so the differences are the headspacing you've covered. The shooter just needs to be aware "if possible" of which ammunition he or she is shooting in the rifle they are using. There is the whole talk about pressures to speak of which has been covered many times over and the cause of too many consternating arguments, so not going there, but looks solid here on the information provided .


Last edited by Big_Red; 12-27-2014 at 02:38 AM. Reason: grammar
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