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Old 12-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #11
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My dad got me a 10/22 when I was 14. I still have it and I'm 37. I try to count down the rounds but 9 times out of 10, I try for that 11th shot. I've done it hundreds of times by now I'm sure and my boys are now doing the same thing to it. Haven't had an issue with it yet.

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I just read the Henry .22 manual and it does not even mention the subject of dry firing.

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Well, glad to know that firing pins are built to last a good while before needing to be swapped out. Kind of glad the .22 I've got has a last shot hold open though.

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This is a pretty interesting article on the subject - apparently Henry claims that their rifles can be dry fired as much as the owner desires:

Bullshooters: Dryfire Review

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This is a pretty interesting article on the subject - apparently Henry claims that their rifles can be dry fired as much as the owner desires:

Bullshooters: Dryfire Review
That is pretty cool, but still don't think that I'd sit on the couch dry firing my henry simply because they say you could if you wanted too....also because I don't have a Henry to do that with.
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Congrats on getting the Henry. Santa brought me the Henry H001 planning on going to the range tomorrow. Went out on the deck today between rain showers and fired off a few rounds, loved it, have fun ..I am...

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Another ride-along here...

I've got a bolt-action 22. Is dry firing these any different than semi-auto or lever-action? I'd love to not have to be too worried about the occasional trigger-pull on an empty chamber.

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I've got a bolt-action 22. Is dry firing these any different than semi-auto or lever-action? I'd love to not have to be too worried about the occasional trigger-pull on an empty chamber.
From what I've heard and previously read, you should be alright with the odd dry fire. Just wouldn't hang out and do a torture test with your gun.
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Yup, will be eagerly awaiting the Henry today and then the next stop will be the range! No intentions to dry fire that baby, just wanted to know that I am covered when I click one off after emptying the gun.

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Not to try and steal this thread, but since this has to do with dry firing as well I figured id just slip it in here.

I just picked up my first rimfire and, not sure if it matters at all, I don't really like the idea of leaving it cocked after cleaning or pulling out and empty mag since the easiest way to get the mag out is my lock the bolt back.

Since right now I don't have nor really know where to get a snap cap for any thing other then shot guns, do you guys think it would be okay to use an already fired casing in place of a snap cap?
I would not use a fired casing as it could lead to being unsure if the gun is/was loaded. Instead, snap caps are fairly inexpensive and would do the job, plus their color makes it clear there is no live round.
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