I disagree, a field gage is used to test the absolute limit in chamber depth. I personally would not fire a weapon that failed the no-go gage test unless I needed it in a life and death situation. IMO, an SKS that goes into battery on a no-go gage should be considered unsafe, as we are not talking about an actual service weapon, although it may have been formally.
Since the 7.62x39 is a rim-less case which head spaces between the bolt face and the case shoulder, I doubt that a "FIELD" gauge will be easy to come by.
I've got 2 Mosin rifles, Chinese SKS, M1 Garand. I've never used a field Gage on any of them, just the go/no go.
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Last edited by iraiam; February 26, 2013 at 02:05 PM.