Snap cap for .22's
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion >

Snap cap for .22's

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 7
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default Snap cap for .22's

I was reading some of the older posts and way back in the back somewhere was a post of the dangers of dry firing the .22lr. I agree that damage can be done to the rim of the chamber and in older .22's you also risk a firing pin breakage if the firing pin is long enough to touch that chamber rim.

Well, did you know you can use hollow wall screw anchors as snap caps to protect that chamber rim ? Yep, works like a charm and cost practically nothing. Use the kind that already look like a cartridge and will separate into three fingers or so when used as a screw anchor. The white one seem to work the best or maybe the yellow ones in .22 mag and .17 rimfires. In some bolt rifles and semi auto's they will eject when the bolt is worked. Use them until the rim starts to take an indent then either turn it around a little or use a fresh one.


Desmond is offline  
People Like This 
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 10-06-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
Not Unsafe Act Compliant!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
kfox75's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wrong side of the tracks, Erie PA,
Posts: 4,168
Liked 2971 Times on 1808 Posts
Likes Given: 16820


Cool tip Des. I'll have to try it out.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?

I've never feared death or dying. I only fear never trying. I am whatever I am. Only God can judge me now.

Old Brit bikes don't leak. they mark their territory.
kfox75 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Another Snap Cap Thread Balota Training & Safety 11 12-10-2012 03:06 AM
Why snap caps? Hectocotylus Firearm Accessories & Gear 20 08-16-2012 03:48 AM
.40 s&w snap caps DodgerBlue Ammunition & Reloading 3 02-05-2012 11:24 PM
snap caps for 22's montveil .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 4 12-23-2009 08:53 PM
Snap Caps MrRogers General Rifle Discussion 3 08-14-2007 04:23 AM

Newest Threads