View Full Version : Forster vs Clymer vs PTG headspace guages

Andrew B
08-08-2008, 09:20 AM
The Forster headspace guages are 30% less expensive than PTG or Clymer. $17 vs $25. I am buying several guages so it adds up.

I will use the guages to headspace Savage actions.

Is there a reason to not go with the Forster guages? Don't want to spend the money twice.


Dennis Sorensen
08-08-2008, 09:28 AM
A steel headspace gauge is supposed to be made to an exact tolerance. I have several Forester gauges and I am happy with them... I only buy go gauges as I do much more barreling than checking headspace...

08-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Properly ground steel gauges all willl do the job. I must have 5 different makes
in my tool box. I would suggest however thet you use the same makers go and no go gauge when chambering when measuring the same chamber.

08-10-2008, 05:27 PM
I have quite a few Forster go gauges and they seem to be just fine. I've never had a problem with any of them.