I am putting a brand-new Bartlein 6.5 Creedmoor barrel on my Accuracy International AE MKIII. I have actually every little thing I need other than for headroom or go/no go gauges. If this is a precision made barrel for a precision rifle is it really essential to check headspace? I do not know that"s why I"m asking. I heard you have the right to make a gauge by placing tape on the earlier of a instance. Will this work or am I asking for trouble?Also the barrel threads came through a bit of red grease on them. I was told this need to be left on for installation. Is this the ideal point for the threads?

AZ, USA

hmm well I"d personally would certainly choose to understand my headspace is in examine prior to I shot it. if you have currently fired 6.5 creed brass you can fifty percent ass examine it by making use of it as a "go" gauge (aget assuming your last chamber was sammi spec.....) then you can put a item of masking tape on the base of it and also it need to not close quickly (it"s soft brass so you might force it) I personally just buy go-gauges and perform the tape trick for no-go. I would certainly recommfinish that as a bare minimum. it"s cheap insurance.

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I am practically virtually clueless in this location, so take what I say via a totality pile of salt, yet it seems to me that headspace is just one of those critical measures of a rifle. it also seems to me that that is a pretty expensive rifle to threat shorting headspace and causing a difficulty. Not that tright here is a huge chance of that, I think that making use of a fired situation as a type of indicator more than likely gets you the majority of of the way tright here, yet the penalty of getting it wrong, can be expensive. you have the right to most likely half ass it, however for me, my very own vision or losing an AI rifle if I"m wrong, is worth the 100 buck insurance policy. Or take it to a smith who deserve to check it for you after you fifty percent ass it.Just an opinion.
Originally Posted By popnfresh:Come on man, you have actually an AI rifle and a Bartlein barrel, now you desire to gain cheap?
I was reasoning the same thing as an owner of an AI rifle and also multiple barrels
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OP: Just buy the them as you will use them aacquire in the future anymethod.As to the grease MHSA (Mile High Shooting) told me to just put a couple of drops of oil on the threads for my AT barrels before installation and also the barrel that came set up on my rifle had actually nothing on it at all.

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If this is a precision made barrel for a precision rifle is it really crucial to inspect headspace? yesI heard you have the right to make a gauge by placing tape on the back of a case. You are trying to meacertain a 0.003" difference inside a long narrowhead hole in a piece of steel blocked by the bolt. Do you really think you can also meacertain the thickness of the tape, let alone the place of the shoulder to the accuracy wanted ?? (preferred not forced.)Will this work-related or am I asking for trouble? If you have actually or have accessibility to precision grinding tools and also micrometers that deserve to review in 50s of millionths of an inch, yes, you have the right to make your own head room gauges. Otherwise, no, you really shouldn"t.Also the barrel threads came via a little bit of red grease on them. I was told this need to be left on for installation. Is this the best point for the threads? some actions want the lugs lubricated so you can read torque, others execute not.