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Posted: 8/24/2006 8:19:23 PM EDT
I'm looking for some snap caps that will last forever or close to it! The A-Zooms seem to be pretty well built but is the aluminium safe on the chamber and is it ok to load the gun with them like racking a semi-auto as if they were real bullets. Thank you!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:22:33 PM EDT
Always feed semi-autos from the magazine. Its hard on the extractor otherwise!

Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:23:54 PM EDT
I have a set for every caliber that I own.

They are awesome!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:28:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:
Always feed semi-autos from the magazine. Its hard on the extractor otherwise!



Right, I was just wondering if the hard aluminium is hard on the chamber and such?
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 8:33:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 8:34:44 PM EDT by MonkTx]
I load up dummy rounds, enlarge the flashhole a bit, squirt some 2-part epoxy in to permanently hold the bullet and then fill the remainer of the case with thick silicon caulk, finally trimming the excess caulk even with the base when it has set up.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:02:22 PM EDT
ttt
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 9:47:24 PM EDT
Anyone else use them?
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:16:19 AM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:22:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:24:03 AM EDT
They are good, but not worth the price IMO.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 11:09:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:
They are good, but not worth the price IMO.


They are pricy!
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 12:06:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Anyone else use them?


I use them for testing the action but for dry firing I prefer the
plastic oned with spring loaded brass primer like Pachmayr makes.

The A-Zoom ones weren't really designed for heavy use while dry-firing.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 11:24:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIPSNIPE1:

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Anyone else use them?


I use them for testing the action but for dry firing I prefer the
plastic oned with spring loaded brass primer like Pachmayr makes.

The A-Zoom ones weren't really designed for heavy use while dry-firing.


They are advertised to "last the longest" "thousands and thousands of times" Sounds like they are ment to be used.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:01:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2006 12:02:42 AM EDT by Alien]
Aluminum is softer than steel so you're fine. I used them in my USP Tactical and Springfield TRP Operator just fine.
Link Posted: 8/26/2006 12:01:45 AM EDT
I had one in .32 acp. It sucked balls. But it might be becuase of the .32's poor rim. The aluminum after cycling a few times just sheared the thin aluminum rim straight off.
you could still dry fire the thing, but good luck trying to get it out of the chamber. I prefer the plastic ones with the brass spring. They might break but they never have the rim break.
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