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Posted: 10/15/2001 7:26:31 PM EDT
Is it bad to use an empty case with a live primer in it to 'test' fire a gun? Will this hurt the gun in any way?
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:35:50 PM EDT
If it has no bullet, that's fine. Just be aware that there will be some hot, high speed ejecta coming out the muzzle. Doing the same with a bullet will likely lodge the bullet in your barrel and could cause extensive damage if you try to shoot without first clearing the barrel obstruction.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:38:33 PM EDT
No harm
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:40:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:43:22 PM EDT
i'm with bookkeeper on that.dirtyyyy
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:32:34 PM EDT
Make sure you point the muzzle in a safe direction when firing, even if it is just a primed case. I cracked a mirror when I fired a primed case in my AR. When I was putting together my first AR, I wanted to see if I was on the right track. Something that was in the brass or barrel flew out fast enough to hit the mirror. Now, I point it at a shower curtain.z
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:32:35 PM EDT
Roll up one of those foam earplugs and insert it into a primed case.i used to shoot at thrown cans in the back yard with a model 10
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 11:23:47 PM EDT
Shouldn't hurt. But you should be sure to fire it outdoor, and not in a basement etc., because the primer contains lead compounds that is dangerous if you breathe it in.
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