May one of you professional's give tips on checking headspace on the kar98. Do I need to remove extracter from bolt like I do on the Mosin Nagant?
So chasdev, Is it safe to use my go-no-go gauges or will it be a false test?Go-no-go MUST be used when reaming a chamber such as when a barrel is replaced.
Field gauge is just that, to employed on a "used" barrel/receiver set up.
It tests for safety, period, although I have owned a Turk or two that failed and still shot fine....
I have however noted that my most accurate k98's also had the tightest headspace.
See above, but you don't have to remove ANYTHING.
You have to hold the bolt stop lever open as you install the bolt with the gauge held by the extractor claw and then the follower stops forward movement push down on it with a probe or screwdriver.
If your floorplate pops off without a struggle, do it that way.
If your extractor claw will not hold the gauge tight enough to keep it from falling out, then you may be able to feed the gauge into the mag and treat it as if it was a round holding the nose of it to the rear as you slide the bolt forward.
I found one yesterday that would not hold the gauge, but it WOULD feed the gauge from the mag well just like a round.
Just exactly where did he say he was doing that? What he said was he had a bolt with an extractor that wouldn't hold a gauge so he tried feeding it from the magazine and it worked that way.Why are you using a Headspace gauge as a cartridge for testing how rounds would feed ?? thats what dummy rounds are for.
Your right my appologies,after i read it again the server wouldnt let me change it or log on to the boards , i still puzzles me as you dont want the extractor interferring with the measurement . To each his own.Just exactly where did he say he was doing that? What he said was he had a bolt with an extractor that wouldn't hold a gauge so he tried feeding it from the magazine and it worked that way.