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Old 01-03-2002, 06:52 PM
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Will dry fireing a center fire rifle hurt it.
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Old 01-03-2002, 07:03 PM
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No. Unless the gun has some inherent problem or weakness, it should cause no problem. I wouldn't advise anyone to do it repeatedly , like say, hundreds of times per year, but even that is not supposed to be a problem on a gun in good condition. many shooters practice getting a feel for thier triggers through dry firing. If you're worried get some snap caps.
Rimfires rifles are another story altogether, as are all pistols.
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:08 PM
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Ask a competitor how often they practice by dry firing. You'll be surprised at the hours they put into it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:38 AM
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Worth hearing what others have to say.
I always use my home made snap caps. Pop the primer out of the spent case and install a eraser from a maniacal pencil you can buy at office supply stores.

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Old 08-08-2015, 02:39 AM
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If there's any centerfire rifle you shouldn't dry fire, I'm not aware of it, and I'm sort of familiar with just about every platform out there!
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:29 AM
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Why take a chance? Snap caps are cheap insurance nothing bad will happen and I leave them right in each firearm in the safe.
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