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Old 02-22-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Sorry not sure if this goes here .
I was wondering after seeing signs in a couple of firearm shops, how bad is dry firing for any firearm? (I am still new to firearms, sorry if I sounds stupid).



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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/bolt-action-dry-firing-22953/

You might want to peruse this thread....


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I believe dry firing most guns is not good for them.

I personally have snap caps for all of my handguns.

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I believe dry firing most guns is not good for them.

I personally have snap caps for all of my handguns.

Thank you, that is all I needed to know.
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In my opinion, it's not a good thing to do. Dry firing is fine with snap caps or a dry firing insert such as for M1 and M1A.
In a rimfire it is downright damaging.

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Dry firing is a BIG NO NO in rimfires. Use a snap cap or expended piece of brass.

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dry firing in centerfires of modern manufacture user preference. ive never seen or heard of damage in a modern centerfire from dry fire. in a rimfire it can ding up the chamber edges or the firing pin itself to such a state as they are unusable or even make slam fires a possibility from sharp edges on the chamber walls. my .22's all have dings in the chamber edges from forgettting that it is a .22rimfire and just snapping the trigger after a safety check. so far no real damage that i care about but i keep a close eye on sharp burs developing. its a bad habit i cant seem to break.

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I always dry fire my Beltfed (Browning ANM2) to verify head space and timing. No problem along with many other Semi auto rifles and pistols.




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