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Old September 22, 2022, 03:27 AM   #1
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Snap caps for 22 short

I have a 22 rifle that shoots only shorts. Are there 22 short snap caps or will 22 lr caps work? I have not been able to find 22 short snap caps.
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Old September 22, 2022, 07:49 PM   #2
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Nah, .22LR will fit just fine !! If they don't fit in all the way, just gently tap them in with a mallet !
Just kidding. Don't do that. 22lr won't fit in the smaller .22short chamber .
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Old September 22, 2022, 09:09 PM   #3
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I don't know of any.

I have / have had a few projects where they would have been helpful, including a current one.

If you have a good machinist friend, they could probably trim some of the .22 LR dummies. (I'm thinking of A-Zoom aluminum, specifically, here.)
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Old September 22, 2022, 10:53 PM   #4
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What do you need the snap cap for? Dry firing, testing extraction/ ejection?

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Old September 23, 2022, 04:31 AM   #5
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I have read dry firing a 22 is bad. That is why.
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Old September 23, 2022, 05:42 AM   #6
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Small plastic drywall anchors or a spent case.
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Old September 23, 2022, 09:41 AM   #7
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Not trying to be argumentative, just curious. Why would you want to dry fire a .22 rifle?
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Old September 23, 2022, 10:30 AM   #8
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If you just want to dry-fire, and this is not for function testing, just use drywall anchors or cut down some .22 LR dummies.
Or use fired hulls and change them out when the rims have taken too much abuse.

No matter what you use, the lifespan will be short. It always is with rimfire dummies.
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Old September 23, 2022, 04:26 PM   #9
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Not trying to be argumentative, just curious. Why would you want to dry fire a .22 rifle?
Dry firing practice is important for marksman skills.

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Old September 23, 2022, 06:41 PM   #10
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I use No. 6 drywall screw anchors, $5/100 last purchase, yellow so they stick out. I use them in my Ciener conversion units, they do not have the last shot/hold open feature, so they let me know when I have emptied the magazine and keep the firing pin from hitting the chamber wall.
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Old September 23, 2022, 06:57 PM   #11
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Dry firing practice is important for marksman skills.

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Shooting live ammo will do a lot more for you than dry firing.
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Old September 23, 2022, 07:26 PM   #12
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Shooting live ammo will do a lot more for you than dry firing.
That's debatable. Dry firing doesn't distract the shooter from attention to trigger control and sight picture.

At least live ammo costs more.

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Old September 24, 2022, 03:20 AM   #13
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The dry firing I am doing is just to take pressure off the firing pin after shooting. Not actually continuously. The rifle is cocked after last shot.
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That's debatable. Dry firing doesn't distract the shooter from attention to trigger control and sight picture.

At least live ammo costs more.

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If live firing a .22 short distracts you from sight picture and trigger control maybe you need another hobby. Just sayin.
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Old September 24, 2022, 08:26 AM   #15
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Or you could just leave the last fired case in the chamber until the next time you shoot. Since this is also a seldom thing, just rotate a fired case so the FP strikes on the rim in a new spot and pull the trigger. But in reality leaving the bolt cocked for long periods won’t hurt a thing. I inherited my dads .22 that he purchased in 1947 and it still works great so far without relieving the spring on the FP in between uses.
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