Do I need a dummy round to practice dry firing my rimfire 22?
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Do I need a dummy round to practice dry firing my rimfire 22?

Do rimfire rifles still need a dummy round to practice shooting techniques?

Also what is the actual name for those dummy rounds you can buy for this purpose?

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If you want to dry fire a rimfire I would just keep some spent cases and use them. What happens is the firing pin on a rimfire can hit the edge of the chamber causing a burr.

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They're generally called snap caps and yes - rimfire's need them...

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If you want to dry fire a rimfire I would just keep some spent cases and use them. What happens is the firing pin on a rimfire can hit the edge of the chamber causing a burr.
This. ^^^ Remember to rotate so you'll hit different parts around the casing.

I did try mine by cutting a thin plastic (coke bottle) and placed it where the ammo would be hit my the firing pin and it (plastic) is not dented enough that I do not worry now and dry fire away. YMMV
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rimfire snap caps can damage the firing pin of 22lr. as above use a spent casing. some rimfires are designed to be or can be safely dry fired the gsg 1911-22 i have the firing pin doesnt strike the chamber. ruger mk1,2,3 series are designed to be safely dry fired.

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As a thought, if it's a bolt action, just remove the bolt.

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I don't dry fire anything without snap caps.... but that's just me. To each his/her own.

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I dry fire all center-fire guns; shotguns, rifles, etc. I believe in releasing the spring tension. I NEVER dry fire a .22 for the above stated reasons... Hey Jay, what Marine Division?? My b-i-l was with the 5th in RVN. He was at Khe Sanh during the siege.

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I Hey Jay, what Marine Division?? My b-i-l was with the 5th in RVN. He was at Khe Sanh during the siege.
Attatched to 3/26, 3rd Div, before and after the TET Offensive
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