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Dry-Firing

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, May 27, 2009.

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  1. dak0ta

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    Is it bad to dry firer my bolt action Marlin 925 22lr?
     
  2. Maverick223

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    I believe it is not recommended for that particular rimfire. Pick up some snap caps (or even use fired brass) and fire away.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I do not know about that rifle, but in general it is a bad thing to dry fire a rim fire as the firing pin can hit the surface the rim would usually protect.
     
  4. gunsandreligion

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    I do it all the time with my 10/22 there are others that know more about the 925
     
  5. NELSONs02

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    The 10/22 is designed to be dry fired, most other rimfires are not.
     
  6. Maverick223

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    +1, there are only a handfull that you can, and I believe most are semis. The 10/22 is one of the few.
     
  7. dak0ta

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    Marlin 925 is a bolt-action. I looked in the manual and it's not mentioned. What do you guys think?
     
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    I minimize dry-firing with all my firearms. It has to happen, during cleaning and testing etc. but I strive to only do it when needed.
     
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    I don't think I would do it, because I am pretty sure it will peen and chip (over time) if you do.
     
  10. dak0ta

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    Okay,

    If I dry-fire on used brass it's okay thought right? I dry fire my Rem 870 all the time, is that going to hurt it as well?
     
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    Fine to fire on brass, and the 870 will be fine because it is centerfire. I am not aware of any centerfire that can be damaged by dry firing.
     
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    I always understood that pump shotguns shouldn't be dry fired.

    Is this incorrect? I'd like to know because I've been puttin my Maverick 88 to bed with a snap cap in the the chamber.

    Is this unnecessary. Does it not hurt it to dry fire before putting away?

    I know that rimfires should generally not be dry fired.
     
  13. Maverick223

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    I haven't heard of any centerfire guns that are harmed by dry-firing, but I am not a smith and am not certain. IIRC you should not dry-fire OU/side-by-side shotguns, but I am not certain as to why. I wouldn't (and try to avoid it myself) dry fire any of them because it is not necessarily good for any of them, but neither is leaving the firing pin cocked. Snap caps are a good investment IMO.
     
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