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Old November 18th, 2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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Headspace 30.06 help needed..

Headspace (Garands). What is the head space you shoot for when reaming a match shooter in 30.06? I had my Perry gun out and just realized the headspace was was to tight. The bolt almost closed on the GO gage with light finger pressure. My ammo was on the long side and the bolt won't close with light finger pressure on a loaded round. I have since reamed the chamber so the bolt closes on the Go gage with light finger pressure but will not close on the NO-GO gage. I also adjusted my 30.06 sizing die so my cartridges will be on the short side of Sammi spec. Thoughts? Jim

PS: This rifle has shot silver and gold at Perry so it is a pretty accurate rifle, I don't want to screw that up. Jim

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Old November 19th, 2016, 01:54 AM   #2
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Your bolt should just close on the go guage with " no " finger pressure. Just the loose movement of the bolt with your fingers gently should cause the bolt to close.

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