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Old 06-03-2020, 03:13 PM
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What Snap Caps would you recommend?

The metal Dummy rounds are used for checking action/magzines and should not be used a snap caps.

The plastic "official snap caps" that I've seen have the same limited life of wall anchors (about 5-7 strikes) but cost way more.

If you know of something better, I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 06-03-2020, 04:50 PM
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I found my spent 17 HM2 cases from my 77/17 slip right into my buckmark and make great snap caps. Much easier to feed than a straight welled 22 LR.
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What Snap Caps would you recommend?

The metal Dummy rounds are used for checking action/magzines and should not be used a snap caps.

The plastic "official snap caps" that I've seen have the same limited life of wall anchors (about 5-7 strikes) but cost way more.

If you know of something better, I'm open to suggestions.

Smooth
Nothing wrong with the wall anchor idea if thats your thing. But as far as cost, I've bought the caps as cheap as 6.00 for 25! So, considering the number of uses per cap, I don't consider the cost to be a factor..
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Tipton snap caps are good , Ithey can be chambered from a magazine .
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Nothing wrong with the wall anchor idea if thats your thing. But as far as cost, I've bought the caps as cheap as 6.00 for 25! So, considering the number of uses per cap, I don't consider the cost to be a factor..
For the same $6 you can get 100 plus wall anchors, I have a box of #4-6x 7/8 for .22lr/.17m2 and a box of #8-10x 1" for .17hmr and .22wmr. Yes I am a cheap rascal...
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:44 AM
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I use snap caps.
Don't want to chance checking the action, seeing the empty case in it and dryfiring...only to find it was a live round.
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Just use a #4 yellow wall anchor. Please!

You don't want to be the person who was 100% sure that it was a spent case in there when it went bang.
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Yes to this. They work, often will feed from a magazine, and are dirt cheap to boot.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:59 PM
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I'm amazed some worry about mistaking a live round for a spent case left in a gun. How bout leaving nothing in the chamber when a non self defense firearm is not in use and treating all firearms as loaded?
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I'm amazed some worry about mistaking a live round for a spent case left in a gun. How bout leaving nothing in the chamber when a non self defense firearm is not in use and treating all firearms as loaded?
Very good point! I wish the salesperson at the gun shop I was at yesterday understood, treat all guns as loaded even with the slide back!

Why with even the slide back, if you always treat every gun as loaded regardless if you know it is not, the one time you thought it was 100% unloaded and failed to treat it as so, is when it will happen and change you life forever!

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Old 06-28-2020, 10:21 AM
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Have used the wall anchors Smoothtrigger mentioned above for years.
Nothing better.
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:24 PM
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I'm amazed some worry about mistaking a live round for a spent case left in a gun. How bout leaving nothing in the chamber when a non self defense firearm is not in use and treating all firearms as loaded?
In the vast majority of accidental death with a firearm in the home the gun owner 'thought the gun was unloaded'.
All guns in my home are trigger locked and the first thing done after removing the lock is checking the chamber.
I shudder when I've been at someones place who takes a gun out of the safe and hands it to me to peruse without checking it first.
Some people just never learn.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:38 AM
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Don't use snap caps or expended cases. Just make sure the chamber is empty and pull the trigger and hold it pulled while closing the bolt. Quick and easy.
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:11 PM
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I like to dry fire my rifles from time to time.
None of my firearms have firing pins the will strike the breech, but why take a chance, hence the use of snap caps.
And I will never use a spent case for the obvious reasons already discuused.
Get a box of #4 yellow wall anchors, and be done with it.

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