Is it safe to chamber a live around

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Southernfryedyankee, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    on an action that has had bolt stripped of the firing pin and mechanism after checking headspace to make sure the bullet cycles and loads properly?
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure the safety is on.:D:D

    So long as the extractor is still there you shouldn't have a problem. If it wasn't you should still be able to pick it out from the chamber end.

    IF you have any worries maybe you should make a dummy round.
     

  3. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    I have no way to make a dummy round and I have removed the extractor also
     
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    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure you have a good pick and you should be able to pull it right back out. At all costs I would avoid sticking anything down the barrel (you never know).

    Also be careful as to not get a live round stuck in the chamber. If it shows any resistance I'd stop pushing....well usually.