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Old December 26, 1999, 09:11 PM   #1
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will dry fiing a pump action mess up the gun?
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Old December 27, 1999, 12:00 AM   #2
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Dry firing any weapon will mess up the firing pin/spring assembly sooner or later. Get yourself a "Snap Cap" in the appropriate guage. These can be bought from most larget retailers or from MidwayUSA. Regards, Mikey.
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Old December 27, 1999, 05:56 PM   #3
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Shooting any gun will eventually wear it out. Nothing bad will happen if you dry fire it a couple hundred times.

Snap caps are a good idea.
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Old December 29, 1999, 01:00 AM   #4
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But a couple of thousand times will hurt things. At least, that's what I've heard...
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Old December 29, 1999, 01:10 PM   #5
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I've made snap caps in several calibers/ gauges by filling the primer pocket w/G.E. Silicone Sealant. After curing 24 hours I trim it flush w/base of case/shell. You can also load the case with shot or slugs to make the dummy round weigh 'right'.
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