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 Checking headspace without disassembling the bolt?
vugger  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 3:28:01 AM EST
Who still carries the 5.56 field gauge that does not require disassembly of the bolt? Seems like I remember Fulton Armory did at one time. I am looking for a 5.56 gauge with the cutout for the ejector. Does anyone know where to find one?


ETA: Thread edited to provide clarity!
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KILLERB6  [Member]
4/26/2010 3:44:41 AM EST
Bushmaster...but the only guys who ever use it our our armorers...once a year...and they're always a "GO".
SGTCap  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 4:50:45 AM EST
Why?

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NAM  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 5:01:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Why?

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+1.

It's not like you can adjust the headspace in the field. What's the point?
vugger  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 8:00:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By NAM:
Originally Posted By SGTCap:
Why?

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+1.

It's not like you can adjust the headspace in the field. What's the point?


What do you mean why? You guys don' carry spare barrels, bolts, action blocks, and torque wrenches when you go to the range?

I re-read my post and realized I wrote that I wanted to check headspace in the field. What I meant was I want the field gauge to check headspace because I am too damn lazy to strip the bolt. Also, I think it's cheaper to buy the field gauge rather than one of bolt disassembly tools. It's a pain in the ass without a third hand.

It sucks trying to make sense while typing on a cell phone.

So, now that the comedy is over, does anyone know where to get one?
NAM  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 8:29:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By vugger:
Also, I think it's cheaper to buy the field gauge rather than one of bolt disassembly tools. It's a pain in the ass without a third hand.




A tool is required??? Coulda fooled me.


In the context given, I do not see the reasoning for needing the gauge. Nonetheless, I've seen gauges at Brownells and Midwayusa. If they are out of stock, you might have to do some searching.
Gregory_K  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 8:39:56 AM EST
Bill Ricca maybe?
http://www.billricca.com/collectors_corner.htm

manuf?
http://www.ewyost.com/NSN-pn.asp
vugger  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 8:52:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By NAM:
Originally Posted By vugger:
Also, I think it's cheaper to buy the field gauge rather than one of bolt disassembly tools. It's a pain in the ass without a third hand.




A tool is required??? Coulda fooled me.


In the context given, I do not see the reasoning for needing the gauge. Nonetheless, I've seen gauges at Brownells and Midwayusa. If they are out of stock, you might have to do some searching.


OK - Maybe I need to provide some more clarity. I am looking for a 5.56 USGI field gauge with the cutout for the ejector. I did not, nor am I asking for someone to evaluate my reasoning for wanting the tool. The thread was not started to ask "why", the thread was started to ask "where" I could find one. If anyone could provide this information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!l
Gregory_K  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 9:08:16 AM EST
See my post
HellBent  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 9:09:34 AM EST
Bill Ricca, as linked a couple of posts up, is where I get mine.

I have a couple from him, they are indeed relieved for the extractor and of excellent quality. You have to email or call to buy it from him, I believe.
vugger  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 9:10:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
See my post



Thanks, I appreciate it! I will check with them and see.
NAM  [Team Member]
4/26/2010 10:43:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By vugger:

OK - Maybe I need to provide some more clarity. I am looking for a 5.56 USGI field gauge with the cutout for the ejector. I did not, nor am I asking for someone to evaluate my reasoning for wanting the tool. The thread was not started to ask "why", the thread was started to ask "where" I could find one. If anyone could provide this information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!l


Fair enough. My apoligies.
01tundra  [Member]
4/26/2010 11:11:18 AM EST
Does anyone happen to have a picture of a field gauge with the relief cut in it for the extractor? I was thinking of notching the field gauge I picked up from Brownell's, but would like to see what one looks like with it already notched first.

Thanks.
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