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    jakeleinen1 is offline Member
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    Snap Caps Snap Caps

    If I buy snap caps, does that mean I can dry fire my guns at will no worries or is there still risk in dry firingeven with snap caps?

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    I've been using them on my pistol and as far as I know, their safe to use.

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    They won't prevent damage in a rimfire, but for most/all centerfire guns, using caps during dry fire will be better for the mechanism than not using them.
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    Somewhere in the deep, forgotten recesses of my age-addled mind is the information that snap caps are also available for .22 rimfire chambers.
    It'd be worth checking out.

    But if they're not, one may use a fired .22 case as a snap cap, as long as it is rotated about 1/8-turn between snaps, so the firing pin doesn't keep hitting the same place.

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    I always use snap caps.

    I always have.

    Some manufacturers say you don't need snap caps - I use them anyway.

    Snaps caps are very inexpensive insurance indeed.


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