Dry Firing?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by IceSniper, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. IceSniper

    IceSniper Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Is it ok to dry fire center fires? I oftern practice sitting & off hand by dry firing when i can't get to the range, Just wondering if i'm doing damage to my firing pin?
    I know it wrecks rimfires because the pin hits steal. But one of my mates who does alot of trap shooting told me it's bad for shotguns too and thats why alot of people buy 'Snap caps' /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif .
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Well if you look at the basic desgine of the firing pin and what it his in the bolt then it doesn't look that bad. Most firing pins have a reasonably big shoulder that holds its protrousion the same. Now you have two pieces of steel slamming together at high speed eventualy its gonna cause some problems.
    On the snap caps , they make those for center fire rifles to