Re: Dry Firing
It is a flich, slight one but, still a flinch that'll take you off target some.
Practice dry firing, but apply pressure very gradually until it builds and finally breaks... do it like your life depends on doing it right while maintaining that target image in the scope... with the crosshairs still on bull, dead center. That my friend is follow through. When you can do that repeatedly resisting the urge, it will slowly become less of an impulse. Practice perfect makes perfect. This takes undenyable focus and effort to gain this skill, but you can do it, just takes your determination and perfect practice to accomplish it. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I'm sad to say, I broke my first firing pin here lately on a Savage Striker of mine while adjusting the POS trigger on it. Blow the tip right off of it from severe vibration I'm guessing. A Snap-Cap or even filling a primer pocket on an empty case with a trimmed pencil eraser might work to dampen to shock to the pin. I still dry fire my others, but I think I'll resist the urge on, or before a hunt from now on...
I know people who've broke the extracter and pulled the bolt handle off their Remingtons, but never have heard of broken firing pins from dry firing them or a Winchester either one. Maybe Savage is a little more prone to this, I don't know. Seems poeple don't talk about it much, or I've missed all the talk.
This Savage is honestly the first I've heard of breaking, just so happened it was on mine...