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Old 06-22-2013, 09:12 PM   #2961
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Okay, I want to dry fire my Henry but I know I shouldn't. I don't have .22 snap caps. Can I substitute anything or do I need to get snap caps.

Does anyone know if Hoppes #9 will ruin the finish on the stock? Should I remove the stock before cleaning the rifle?
That's a very firm maybe. It depends on what the stock was finished with, and how long the Hoppes stays on it.

I've gotten SMALL amounts of Hoppes on my stocks before. I never could see any damage, though I was quick to get it off.

Can you clean the rifle without getting Hoppes on the stock?
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New really random thought... Do seals or walruses have heart attacks?
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Okay, I want to dry fire my Henry but I know I shouldn't. I don't have .22 snap caps. Can I substitute anything or do I need to get snap caps.

Does anyone know if Hoppes #9 will ruin the finish on the stock? Should I remove the stock before cleaning the rifle?
I've never seen a rimfire snap cap. I have, on occasion, used spent rimfire brass to dry fire, but I'm NOT saying it is ok to do so. When doing this, I made sure the hammer was going to hit the rim that hasn't been hit yet.

No need to take the stock off. Oh, its painted. Uh, maybe cover it with newspaper and tape, keeping the tape off the stock?
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Are you thinking about Tony Soprano? Kinda sad...
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I've never seen a rimfire snap cap. I have, on occasion, used spent rimfire brass to dry fire, but I'm NOT saying it is ok to do so. When doing this, I made sure the hammer was going to hit the rim that hasn't been hit yet.

No need to take the stock off. Oh, its painted. Uh, maybe cover it with newspaper and tape, keeping the tape off the stock?
They do make .22 snap caps. The ones I have are orange plastic. I got them free when I ordered something for my 10/22.
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They do make .22 snap caps. The ones I have are orange plastic. I got them free when I ordered something for my 10/22.
but, they're not dry for safe.
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So.......there is no safe way to dry fire my rifle?
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So.......there is no safe way to dry fire my rifle?
Some (let me repeat that, SOME) modern .22s are actually safe to dry fire. The firing pin issues in those guns have been solved. I have no idea about yours though. If you don't know for sure, I wouldn't do it.

I would think that using a spent casing would be fine. After it gets beat up, just toss it and get another one. It's basically doing the same thing it would be doing with a live round.
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So.......there is no safe way to dry fire my rifle?
sometimes, but not always, they will provide this information in the owners manual. best suggestion is to call Henry and ask them. they would be the best source of whether dry firing is potentially harmful to the rifle.
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Does anyone know if Hoppes #9 will ruin the finish on the stock? Should I remove the stock before cleaning the rifle?
I use breakfree clp, never had such a mess that I need hoppes.

So little is needed that the stock stays dry.
Brush, patch, patch ... until clean as a 10 year olds socks.
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