Dry firing...



  • Since at this time I can't put in range time, I have been doing dry fire practice at home to pay attention to my breathing and think through the stages in the upcoming match in Dec. Then trying to think through the stage and try ideas as to how I would shoot it. But I have heard some people say that dry firing can also damage a gun. Is there truth to that?



  • Don't dry fire your 22LR or O/U shotgun. Bolt action rifle firing pin stops solid in the bottom of the bolt, no worries there.



  • Cool! What if the 22LR is a bolt gun as well? Same thing?



  • @ramirojpc doesn't matter what kind of action the 22lr is, it will damage it if you dry fire without a snap cap.

    Empty wall plastic inserts work really well as 22lr snap caps.



  • @norcal_in_az said:

    @ramirojpc doesn't matter what kind of action the 22lr is, it will damage it if you dry fire without a snap cap.

    Empty wall plastic inserts work really well as 22lr snap caps.

    I like that! Might have to get a little packet for the shop for working on 22 triggers.



  • If you're handy, you can file back and re-shape your 22lr firing pin on some designs to ensure it can't make contact with the breech face. Even in that instance, some designs will cause the firing pin to break if you dry fire it too much. Snap caps, or even fired cases can work well.


 

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