Re: Dry Firing a 22 Rimfire??
Originally Posted by Greyfox
Yes, it is un-wise to dry fire a 22. With most designs the firing pin will hit the chamber mouth when fired with no round in the chamber. The occasional dry fire is probably not an issue but done excessively it is very possible to not only peen the firing pin, but also create a dent in the chamber mouth, producing misfires. Get some dummy dry fire csrtridges.
Same. I've seen the damage.
Use spent cases or get 22 snap caps. You will see the power of the firing pin as it destroys the snap cap.
If you use spent cases remove and reinstall so as to change the impact point on the rim. If you don't it won't take long before the firing pin eats through the brass.
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