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Old March 10, 2019, 22:20   #1
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Fal bolt movement.

Just trying to figure out if this bolt movement is normal?
Rifle is in battery. Rifle shoots fine.
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Old March 10, 2019, 22:41   #2
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Seems a bit excessive even for an empty chamber. Prime candidate for a headspace check imho.
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Agree with above. Empty chamber does allow some movement, but check with Go and No-Go gauges to make sure it is spec.
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What would be the best set of headspace gauges to purchase?

I believe its headspaced for 7.62x51.

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What would be the best set of headspace gauges to purchase?

I believe its headspaced for 7.62x51.
I prefer to use .308 HS gauges.

1.630 GO
1.634 NO-GO

I'm going for 1.632 when I HS a FAL. Prefer them on the snug side. I've never had an issue using any ammo at this dimension, commercial, mill. surp., or reloads.

YMMV
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