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Tikka 3 Dry Fire?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CPLofMARINES, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. CPLofMARINES

    CPLofMARINES Member

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    Just bought a Tikka 3. I was looking through the manual
    And I can not find whether or not it is ok to dry fire or not.
    I would appreciate if anyone could help me out with this.
    Thank you

    Semper Fi
     
  2. viking499

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    I would say not.
     
  3. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat Member

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    i would say why not.
     
  4. PBR Streetgang

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    Be safe and by some snap caps, dry fire to your hearts content with no worries.......
     
  5. M-Cameron

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    unless stated in the manual....it is safe to dry fire any modern firearm(even rimfire).
     
  6. Flatbush Harry

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    If the rifle has a floating firing pin, it may be dry-fired.

    FH
     
  7. TurtlePhish

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    Pretty much any modern firearm can be dryfired with no ill effects.
     
  8. HarcyPervin

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    I've dry-fired mine plenty...no ill effects yet.
     
  9. adelbridge

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    I wouldnt over do it but I always dry fire to decock. I have 110 year old rifles with original parts and no issue with dry firing
     
  10. CPLofMARINES

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    Thank u all for your help.
    Semper Fi
     
  11. Hokkmike

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    My understanding is that it is OK to dry fire modern center fires rifles but to scrupulously avoid dry firing rim fires.
     
  12. viking499

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    I said not because I try not to dry fire anything, whenever possible, with out the use of snap caps or something else. Figured it is better to be safe that shopping for replacement parts....
     
  13. jmr40

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    A guns parts will break at exactly the same round count whether dry fired or live fired. Most centerfire big game ammo is at least $1 per shot for factory loads. Even reloads work out to about 1/2 that. You cannot afford to live fire enough to become a good shot. All my centerfires get dry fired thousands of times for each round of live fire. I have 40 year old guns that have been dry fired more than 100,000 times. Never owned a snap cap, never had a problem.

    Even if a part breaks while dry firing I don't see how anyone can afford to not get in lots of dry fire practice. At $1/round for ammo you'd spend $1,000 on ammo to fire your gun 1000 times. I'm still savng lots of money even if I do break a $10 part.
     
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