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Old 10-31-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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After cleaning my bolt-action I usually pull the trigger and ease the firing pin foward by turning the bolt. Is this good to do or does it make a difference?

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Old 11-01-2007, 04:26 AM   #2
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It certainly does no harm and can be considered sound practice. GD
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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People say it is bad to dry fire any gun. But I spent hours dry firing my m-16 in basic and nothing was harmed doing that.

But no that is the way I do it when I close the bolt. I do not want to leave the firing pin in teh cocked position this might cause the spring to weaken over time.
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