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Don't be fooled by the imitations you see on Ebay
Anyone can copy a proven design, hire a job shop to crank out inferior mass produced gauges, and pretend to know what they are talking about. Our gauges are the product of literally THOUSANDS of test cycles on many hundreds of rifles. Countless hours of research were spent making sure that our gauges are the best on the market. Customers in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries (and counting) have put their trust in OKIE HEADSPACE GAUGES because we are here before AND after the sale. Talking with customers on the phone, sharing our passion for the historic weapons we all love, and offering technical advice and help that goes well beyond a mere headspace gauge, THAT is our commitment to our customers. Give the "other" gauge guy a call...if you can find his number...and you'll recognize the difference.
the deal with the foam peanut in my package?
The packing peanut is a way around the post office's limitations on tracking numbers. It bumps the thickness of the envelope to over 3/4" (without adding any expensive weight) thereby putting it into a first class package category and eligible for tracking. A little trick one of the window clerks at the post office told me about. There's no extra charge for the peanut. :^)
Instructions in .PDF format
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|.303 British / .30-40 US Krag|
|8x56r Mannlicher Steyr|
|8mm French Lebel / Berthier|
Headspace is measured
in different ways on different calibers. For a rimmed cartridge such
as the 7.62x54R (where R stands for “rimmed”) headspace
is the distance between the bolt face and the face of the chamber where
the loaded cartridge rests. In a rimless cartridge such as a .308 the
headspace is measured to the shoulder of the cartridge. This dimension
is important for proper and safe firearm function regardless of the
type of cartridge being checked. Too little headspace will not allow
the bolt to fully close rendering the weapon unable to fire. Too much
headspace can cause excess chamber pressure, as a result of the cartridge
not being held firmly in the chamber on firing. This can be particularly
dangerous given the chamber pressures generated by centerfire rifle
These are to be considered GENERAL GUIDELINES and are in no way intended to be an assurance of the safety of a particular firearm. If you have doubts about a firearm’s safety and usability you should have it checked by a professional gunsmith.
Okie Headspace Gauges assumes no liability for injury or damage caused by unsafe or improper use, malfunctions, defects, or other factors related to the use of any firearm. Our gauges are intended for use only as a preliminary inspection tool, and as such are not intended to replace a full inspection by a qualified gunsmith.. Headspace is only one of a number of factors that can affect the safety of a firearm. Okie Headspace Gauges highly recommends that any firearm, regardless of age, be fully inspected by a gunsmith familiar with the type of firearm in question prior to use.
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