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Old August 19, 2002, 12:04 PM   #1
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M1 Garand - .30-06 Dummy Rounds Needed

Hi All:

I'm in need of eight .30-06 dummy rounds to practice with an M1.


Thanks, Blackie
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Old August 19, 2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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I can do it...

You want them to be M2 Ball-style, and have the brass drilled through, etc?

(Pulled a bunch of duds apart, have the bullets and deprimed brass sitting around...)

Let me know.
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Old August 19, 2002, 12:21 PM   #3
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A-Zoom metal snap-caps. You can find them at Cheaper Than Dirt,, Gun Accessories, and probably many others. Locally, Bass Pro has them in stock, so you might want to check around your area.

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Old August 19, 2002, 01:51 PM   #4
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If you reload just knock the spent primers out of 8 cases, rezise em seat the bullet and either paint them a black or some other color or better yet drill some holes in the cases and just use that for dummies
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Old August 19, 2002, 02:18 PM   #5
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You may be surprised to learn that you do not need dummies for the M1. Just refill your clips with empty (fired) cases (preferably fired in your rifle) and practice away. The empty rounds will feed through your M1 just fine w/o bullets.

If you reload dummies, eventually the bullets will come loose and fall back into the case anyway. If you use in different rifles, it is a good idea to resize the cases so that you do not stick a slightly oversized case in the chamber of a tighter rifle.

Our club sponsored many DCM rifle clinics and I made a lot of dummy rounds over the years before discovering that empty cases feed great. Another thing you ****must****watch if you use dummy rounds w/bullets loaded is that once in a while, the bullet will come ++out++of the case and lodge in throat of the rifle. This could cause an extremely hazardous situation if it went undetected and one attempts to fire the rifle. After running a group through practice session of loading dummy single rounds and full clips, we made it a practice to run a cleaning rod through the bore of every rifle before allowing it on the line.

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Old August 20, 2002, 05:06 PM   #6
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While the "dummy" rounds would be cool (the real thing, with the grooves), I'll just try some fired cases for now. (I'm cheap, er frugal).

However, I would be willing to pay a small price for some "official" Dummy M-40 rounds. Anyone?

Thanks for the great info guys!
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