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Eclipsester
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Posted: 1/5/2005 5:55:12 PM
Does anyone know where I could order some blank ammo? and the adapter for my izzy brake?

thanks in advance
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Posted: 1/5/2005 6:53:58 PM
Blank ammo is very scarce, and I don't believe any existing BFA will fit your brake.

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Posted: 1/5/2005 10:24:17 PM
Trust me, you don't want any blanks.
They are filthy and unreliable.
I hate shooting them in Uncle Sugar's toys and having to clean up the mess afterwards...
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Posted: 1/5/2005 11:44:42 PM
Sportsmans Guide - ".223 Blanks with 4th of July POW!"

Eclipsester
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Posted: 1/6/2005 12:31:36 AM
thank-you all. but i don't want those blank ammo mess up my ar.
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Posted: 1/6/2005 11:26:08 AM

Originally Posted By Eclipsester:
thank-you all. but i don't want those blank ammo mess up my ar.



They won't "mess it up" other than getting it dirty. It's dirtier than shooting live ammo but it won't hurt your rifle.
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Posted: 1/6/2005 8:30:56 PM
You don't need a BFA, just stick a finger over the barrel opening!
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Posted: 1/6/2005 9:05:51 PM
anyone ever attempt to handload blanks? I've looked all over for a star crimper but had no luck.
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obershutze916
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Posted: 1/6/2005 9:41:31 PM
www.ch4d.com/ They have dies for every caliber ever made. (seriously) Small place, but I couldn't believe the stuff I saw in there. They were making up dies so a guy could reload his Bofors 40mm canon while I was there last time!!!


Making your own blanks is time consuming and a waste of time at best unless you have the formula ahead of time and have a Dillon press.
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Posted: 1/6/2005 10:21:10 PM
They always seem to have .223 blanks at the local gun shop here. I'd buy some but they're too expensive ($12/50rds). I don't have an adapter either.
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Posted: 1/7/2005 1:49:14 AM

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
You don't need a BFA, just stick a finger over the barrel opening!




Here is a better idea - take you AR15 to a welder and have him chop off the end and weld a plate over the opening...


obershutze916
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Posted: 1/7/2005 6:29:01 AM
Proper non-military BFA's can be installed cheaply.
svtfast
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Posted: 1/16/2005 1:12:22 PM
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I need some blank ammo too for my training since my unit can never get enough (5 day field exercise = 13 rounds)
FUCK IN U.N. Still need more parts, - Wait, need more parts cause I fucked up the other ones........
svtfast
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Posted: 1/16/2005 1:14:28 PM
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You dont need a blank adapter for blanks to work, the military only uses them cause blanks are still dangerous at 20'. I have seen blanks fired without an adapter so I know this to be true
FUCK IN U.N. Still need more parts, - Wait, need more parts cause I fucked up the other ones........
obershutze916
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Posted: 1/16/2005 1:21:31 PM
The BFA is only to make the rifles action cycle. The blank will work fine without it.
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Posted: 1/16/2005 5:57:21 PM
From svtfast

You dont need a blank adapter for blanks to work, the military only uses them cause blanks are still dangerous at 20'. I have seen blanks fired without an adapter so I know this to be true


That statment is true only if your not interested in the action cycling. firing a blank thru a weapon like an AR will not cycle the action without a BFA. if you want to charge the weapon each time you fire then you have no problem. The primary purpose is to vent the correct amount of gas thru the gas tube to cycle the action if semi/burst/auto mod.
That is why their are two diffferent types of BFA's for the full size M16 series rifles and the M4 carbine series .

The M15A2 is red and the M-23 is yellow. each one designed to vent tthe correct amount of gas thru each weapon so as to cycle correctly with M200 GI issue Blank ammo

The real reason for owning Blanks is that they provide excellent practice for Malfunction clearing drills. load one randomly in a magazine and when you out training you get a round that does not cycle the action and causes you to apply Immediate action to get your weapon back in firing mode. but if your bunp firing then you probably are not that interested in IAD's and are shooting for fun.