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    1. · Super Indifferent Moderator
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      Hello Hans,

      I love my 572 & 552 they are great rifles! I would not recommend dry firing your 572 the combination of a difficult to source firing pin and the wear & tear on the breech face, just not worth it.

      Here in the states we like to use a snap cap or a yellow #11 dry wall anchor:

      This should last 3-4 lifetimes:

      As for takedown this is as good or better than anything:

      or: https://www.bevfitchett.us/firearms-assembly/remington-model-rifle-fdv.html

      If you'd like a book, I'd recommend: https://www.amazon.com/J-B-Wood/e/B001JSD9IM/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

      JB Wood did a bunch of books on Rimfire Rifle's track down the one with the 572 and grab it, they are great, far better than anything the factory ever put out.

    1. · Registered
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      Bummer about the dry wall anchors being no good anymore.

      My favorite 22 dry fire plugs are the ones made by Larry's guns. You have to file down the thickness of the "flag" part so that your Buckmark slide will close enough to fire, but they are effective, don't eject when you rack the slide, don't need a ramrod to remove, last a reasonably long time, and are $10 for a 10 pack. https://www.redfeatheroutfitters.com/chamber-plugs-pack-of-ten-orange.html

      I've not tried it myself, but I know people who take thin refrigerator magnets, and cut them into strips about 1/4" high. Place it on the back of the barrel where the firing pin would hit (it's a magnet, so it holds itself in place on steel barrels), close the slide, and pull the trigger. When that spot gets beat up, move the strip so a fresh part will get hit. Effective, cheap, doesn't eject, doesn't need a ramrod, and lasts a while. Magnet must be thin enough that the pistol thinks it's in battery enough to fire.

      My experience with the Tipton hard-plastic ones is not good. They tend to shatter when they break, and fishing little plastic shards out of the action is not fun. https://www.amazon.com/Tipton-Rimfire-Snap-486-758-Pack/dp/B0048KGUY8/?th=1

      I've not personally tried the Pachmayr-style ones, which are more like dummy rounds. That's great if you want to test feeding from a mag, and they eject when you rack the slide, which is great when you want to test manual extraction, but it's annoying when you want to dry fire for trigger practice. There are also lots of reviews that complain about various issues, such as feeding problems, breakage, getting stuck in the chamber or magazine, etc.
      Pachmayr - https://www.amazon.com/Pachmayr-03200-Plastic-Safety-Snap/dp/B0018DYGSA/
      Atac - https://www.amazon.com/Atac-Snap-22Cal-Rifle-Plastic/dp/B071JWTWT6/
      TechStudio - https://www.amazon.com/TechStudio3D-Premium-Dummy-Rounds-Snap/dp/B09DSJY1W9/?th=1

      These similar ones from a company called P2 claim to be made from a more resilient plastic, but I've not tried them myself:

      There are also several companies that make aluminum 22 "snap caps", but they also have issues and are not cheap. I have some A-Zoom ones, but I use them exclusively as dummy rounds to test feeding and extraction, never for dry firing.
      A-Zoom - https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-6-Pack-Precision-Rounds-Proving/dp/B0014VVHT2/

      Carlsons aluminum snap caps claim they last up to 50 hits and cost over $1 each, but I've never tried them myself:
      Carlsons - https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/cartridge-dummies/22-rimfire-snap-caps-dummy-rounds-prod54831.aspx

      So... you've got choices. ;)
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