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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  10:10:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can a 223 Remington head space gauge be used to set the head space on a 17 Remington?

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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  10:51:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't think so.

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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  11:38:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to the first edition of the Lee reloading manual. The head space for the 17 Rem. is 1.381. 223 is 1.467. Not even close.

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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  1:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They set the shoulder back to give it a longer neck. The true 17x223 wildcat has a very short neck. Not the same headspace.
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