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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/14/2005 5:15:26 PM EDT
My son has a brand new, unfired Bushy in .308, and I have a new DPMS LR-308. It's been 37 years since I carried an M-16 (only briefly before I went back to the M-14). Can these weapons be dry fired without damaging anything? My 14 had no problem with it, but I don't know about an AR.
Thanks
Thom
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:22:23 PM EDT
I've always used snap caps for mine, but the general consensus here is that you can dry fire the sh*t out of them just fine.

(Now watch, someone will contradict that.)
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:24:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 5:25:24 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By no_knock556:
I've always used snap caps for mine, but the general consensus here is that you can dry fire the sh*t out of them just fine.

(Now watch, someone will contradict that.)


no dry firing it's bad.

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J/K dryfire away. I also use snap caps. Force of habit I guess
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:58:11 PM EDT
Fire away! (dry fire that is)
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:59:35 PM EDT
I believe the only thing you don't want to do, is let the hammer drop when the upper is removed.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:25:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
I believe the only thing you don't want to do, is let the hammer drop when the upper is removed.



+1

Unless you want a possible cracked lower.

WIZZO
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