Headspace : exactly what is it anyway? / by Russell Corbitt


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American Gunsmith 21.3 (March 2006), 7-13


Headspace is the distance between the breechface (when in battery) and whatever part of the chamber stops the cartridge from entering the chamber any farther. The proper headspace is important for both safety and performance concerns