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#6100755 - 12/24/15 09:58 PM Dry firing
Sq2 hunter Offline
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What's yalls opnion on dry firing a remington 700? Is it okay and/or should I put a spent resized brass with old primer in the chamber? Just trying to get used to slowly squeezing..

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#6100770 - 12/24/15 10:06 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
Posts: 133
Loc: Texas, Harris county
Personally I'm very perticular and try not to I was raised as not to dry fire. They do sell snap caps so you can do it and not have to worry and great for practicing

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#6100771 - 12/24/15 10:07 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Dry firing practice is essential to improved trigger squeeze, in any position. I recommend doing it all the time, and I do it on every rifle three times before shooting a live round on the range.

I never use a snap cap or fired case. Dry firing won't hurt the bolt and firing pin. I store all rifles dry fired to relieve spring compression.
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#6100782 - 12/24/15 10:18 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I was raised being told to never dry fire. I started shooting with an idpa champ a few years back and he asked if he could shoot my pistol, I gladly obliged. First think he did was rack the slide and dry fire it 3 times, he could tell by the look on my face I was a little peeved. He gave me the rundown and ever since then I will always dry fire before shooting. As Jason said, it's excellent practice and will not hurt anything.

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#6100784 - 12/24/15 10:20 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Dry firing practice is essential to improved trigger squeeze, in any position. I recommend doing it all the time, and I do it on every rifle three times before shooting a live round on the range.

I never use a snap cap or fired case. Dry firing won't hurt the bolt and firing pin. I store all rifles dry fired to relieve spring compression.


Yup^^^ I like to load a spent round or snap cap into the magazine for practice, lets you watch your follow through to see if you're screwing it up
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#6100796 - 12/24/15 10:34 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Dry firing practice is essential to improved trigger squeeze, in any position. I recommend doing it all the time, and I do it on every rifle three times before shooting a live round on the range.

I never use a snap cap or fired case. Dry firing won't hurt the bolt and firing pin. I store all rifles dry fired to relieve spring compression.


Yup^^^ I like to load a spent round or snap cap into the magazine for practice, lets you watch your follow through to see if you're screwing it up


A few dry fires at random and safe targets after getting settled into the stand equates to a field goal kicker kicking practice balls into a net before hitting the field for an attempt. And just like a kicker, it can help settle the nerves when it comes time for the real thing.
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#6100797 - 12/24/15 10:35 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Sq2 hunter Offline
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Thanks guys!!!! I have always heard it's bad too but it's good to know it's not a problem.

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#6100800 - 12/24/15 10:43 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I dry fire the hell out of my duty pistol. That poor gun has surpassed 20,000 rounds, has prob been dry fired 5,000 times.
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#6100809 - 12/24/15 10:54 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Think about it. On a center fire rifle, there is nothing for the firing pin to hit to damage it. I don't dryfire rimfires as often, but even that doesn't seem to hurt them.
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#6100890 - 12/25/15 03:10 AM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I dry fire mine. My bolt action rim fire 22 lr says not to dry fire or it will damage it. I do have snap caps for it. On many bolt action center fire rifles, you can hold the trigger down while locking the bolt and that will release the firing pin slowly. That's what I do when storing my rifles.
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#6100934 - 12/25/15 06:25 AM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I don't dry fire .22's or shotguns, which I use snap caps to release the firing pin. I always use snap caps on doubles prior to storing
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#6100944 - 12/25/15 06:43 AM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I believe the "never dry fire" mentality came from the 19th century. The advances in metallurgy and manufacturing technology have all but eliminated any issues they had back then. I always dry fire after unloading and for practice... Have Crimson trace lasers on most pistols and dry fire them lots to practice on trigger pull and muzzle control...good cheap practice up
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#6101395 - 12/25/15 12:00 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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cheers Good thread, not an expert on dry firing, like you try ta avoid it... Even when starting fastdrawing, live rounds.. Depends on type gun, most have light small springs on firing pin.. Colt .45 had a built on fire pin on hammer... Again i don't dry fire, just like with bow, dry fire didst hit anything but can dammage limbs... rofl tis a postal reject here, sometimes my posts& threads get marked, return ta sender 2cents postage due .... Merry Christmas ta all... flag
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#6101401 - 12/25/15 12:05 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Never dry fire a .22 as it can break the firing pin. Dry firing centerfires is harmless to well made firearms. I once had a problem dry firing a Spanish shotgun. To my mind it was a quality issue.
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#6101402 - 12/25/15 12:07 PM Re: Dry firing [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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You can dry fire a 10/22.
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