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Old 05-25-2020, 03:57 PM
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Was wondering if anybody ever use the fire 22 mag cases for snap caps
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:44 PM
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I use spent cases in my .22s all the time. Just make sure they came from the same gun you shot them in.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:52 PM
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Old 05-31-2020, 12:24 AM
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If your using them to test trigger weight, sure! But if your using them drop the hammer to relieve the spring in a semi, Im not sure thats a good idea! that is unless you clean the rifle & case before hand. If not, next time you go to load the rifle a dirty case will likely be stuck in the chamber. Also, the case will start sticking if snapped more than a few times, even in a bolt gun.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:59 AM
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Just for trigger pull testing
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:11 AM
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I shoot my Browning Buckmark every week. The last thing I do is place a spent case in the chamber so I can pull the trigger before I put the gun away. I have never had a stuck case in the chamber. I do suggest you always use a spent case from the gun it was fired from. Some cases will stick in a gun if they were fired from a different gun. Not all chambers are the same!
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:27 AM
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I shoot my Browning Buckmark every week. The last thing I do is place a spent case in the chamber so I can pull the trigger before I put the gun away. I have never had a stuck case in the chamber. I do suggest you always use a spent case from the gun it was fired from. Some cases will stick in a gun if they were fired from a different gun. Not all chambers are the same!
Some cases will stick if left in the chamber to long... If your gonna hunt with the rifle, better eject the case before you leave out.. Just fair warning
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:03 AM
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If you get sticking with a case that was fired in your gun, you need to clean the chamber more often. It can be done without cleaning the bore.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:40 AM
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If you get sticking with a case that was fired in your gun, you need to clean the chamber more often. It can be done without cleaning the bore.
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:09 PM
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Has to be from the same gun? Haha y’all make me laugh. If it fits it will be fine.
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:59 PM
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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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Old 06-03-2020, 09:34 AM
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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.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/4-8-x-7-...4112/204273430

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Old 06-03-2020, 12:12 PM
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Using a spent case is fine for checking trigger and firing pin function. Wipe it clean and blow into the opening to get any crap out. It's a pain to feed it into the chamber and you can't use a magazine to feed it. The "bullet" in a snap cap lets it feed from a magazine, so you can look at feeding and ejection problems.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:14 PM
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Using a spent case is fine for checking trigger and firing pin function. Wipe it clean and blow into the opening to get any crap out. It's a pain to feed it into the chamber and you can't use a magazine to feed it. The "bullet" in a snap cap lets it feed from a magazine, so you can look at feeding and ejection problems. Snap caps are cheap and useful when you need them.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:39 PM
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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.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/4-8-x-7-...4112/204273430

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Must be a carpenter! Use to be in construction myself. Earned my Gunsmithing diploma 20yrs ago & been doing that ever since.

The wall anchor is a good idea! You can also just buy a pack of snap caps
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