Cheap amazon headspace gauges: ZPV?

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I'm looking to pick up a set of headspace gauges for a 6.5 creedmoor. I saw these ones on Amazon and they look ok. I just need them to verify headspace on a pre fit barrel. Wondering if anyone has experience with them? They say made in Serbia.
 

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    Manson lists a headspace gauge at $40 in their catalog.

    Are you going to question if the ones off amazon are right, or be happier ponying up a touch more money to KNOW they are right?
     

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    I'm looking to pick up a set of headspace gauges for a 6.5 creedmoor. I saw these ones on Amazon and they look ok. I just need them to verify headspace on a pre fit barrel. Wondering if anyone has experience with them? They say made in Serbia.

    Just spend the 40 and buy a name brand go gauge. That is all that is needed. Put a piece of scotch tape on the end to make it a no go.
     

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    Just spend the 40 and buy a name brand go gauge. That is all that is needed. Put a piece of scotch tape on the end to make it a no go.
    👆 That is a GREAT idea ... wish I'd thought of the "Tape vs. No-Go" thing. Thanks for the cost-saving tip.
     

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    Just spend the 40 and buy a name brand go gauge. That is all that is needed. Put a piece of scotch tape on the end to make it a no go.
    Or just put tape on a piece of brass, even cheaper. First time I changed a barrel on my savage I used a piece of once fired brass and tape. Took it to my gunsmith to verify with gauges. It was just fine using tape.
     
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    Thanks all for the advice. I'll probably pass on these since nobody has first hand experience with them.

    Hey OP,

    I recently acquired some 8mm Mauser headspace gauges from ZPV. The GO gauge will not close on 3 of my Mausers (2 Yugos and a German K98). I bought some Forster gauges and it properly closed with the Forster GO gauge.

     
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    Hey OP,

    I recently acquired some 8mm Mauser headspace gauges from ZPV. The GO gauge will not close on 3 of my Mausers (2 Yugos and a German K98). I bought some Forster gauges and it properly closed with the Forster GO gauge.



    Wow good to know. I'm glad I listened to others in this thread and bought a forester go gauge. I used a snip of an aluminum can and stuck it to the back to get a go gauge. It was exactly .004 longer than the go gauge and worked well.
     
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    It's worth noting that there are not universally accepted datum lengths for go/no-go gages.
    Entirely possible that the Europeans hold much tighter tolerances- I wouldn't write it off as "sub-standard".

    Anyone that's used Euro brass (Lapua, Norma) knows they're very close to minimum chamber dimensions, while domestic/US brass is significantly undersized.
     
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