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JDL
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Dry Firing?
      #333179 - 08/10/19 11:11 AM

Will it harm a MCA to dry fire occasionally?

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: JDL]
      #333212 - 09/10/19 03:35 AM

Bolt actioned rifles, Ruger, Winchester, Mausers, Remingtons, etc, I feel there is no problem dry firing.
With wheel guns having firing pins on the hammer, again, no problem & good practice in double action
with shows instantly if you are squeezing the trigger straight back.
With guns having 'captured" firing pins, Double rifle, shotguns, etc, I would not dry fire for fear of breaking the pin.
I do not know what an MCA is.

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #333214 - 09/10/19 03:56 AM

Quote:


I do not know what an MCA is.




STEYR MANNLICHER MOD MCA

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: NitroX]
      #333246 - 09/10/19 02:06 PM

Perhaps a snap cap would be in order?

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: Vladymere]
      #333249 - 09/10/19 02:39 PM

Snap caps are better. What caliber? I could not find a snap cap for my 6.5X54, so I took a spent brass, and glued a pencil eraser in the primer pocket. Now the firing pin has something to hit, instead of peening itself on the inside of the bolt face.

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: DonZ]
      #333251 - 09/10/19 03:54 PM

Good move! some guys I know, use hot melt glue. Fill the primer pocket and let it set up - done.

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Re: Dry Firing? [Re: DonZ]
      #333253 - 09/10/19 05:53 PM

Quote:

Snap caps are better. What caliber? I could not find a snap cap for my 6.5X54, so I took a spent brass, and glued a pencil eraser in the primer pocket. Now the firing pin has something to hit, instead of peening itself on the inside of the bolt face.




This what I do.

Meant to add. I will use a minimum of 2 preferable 4. I leave the rifle at the shoulder and cycle all through, firing on each one to simulate field shooting.

Edited by Rule303 (09/10/19 05:55 PM)


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