Ok IV8888 posted a vid on StewTube about headspace that talked about Enfields being bad for this issue.
Here it is because they didn’t put on Full30 for some reason.
So anyway I thought it might not hurt to get an Enfield 303 gauge and check my number 5.
So I ordered up a Field Gauge and checked it out today.
It failed and closed on the field gauge.
I never have had a case head separation with this rifle or any issue I could not attribute to the ancient ammo I shoot thru it.
It has a 3 marked bolt head on it and I understand that is the largest head.
But I was curious what could be done to correct this?
Could a spacer washer be placed between the head and bolt body to stop the bolt head from turning in one less turn?
This would make the bolt head fire against the bolt body as opposed to on the threads.
Essentially moving the bolt head forward that amount.
If I turn the bolt head out that one turn and use the gauge it allows the bolt handle to only close half way like it should on a field gauge.
Any comments or ideas?