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Posted: 2/9/2006 6:38:21 AM EDT
It doesn't say anything about it in the manual, so I have no idea. I've never owned a rimfire pistol before. I can sit around and dry fire my Glock all day, but don't know about this.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:39:34 AM EDT
Shouldn't be a problem with rimfire rifles and pistols.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:39:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 6:40:13 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
never dryfire a rimfire without a snap cap or expended shell.

ETA: hahahaha take your pick!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:45:11 AM EDT
You guys are killing me.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:49:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tabro-:
You guys are killing me.

NEVER DRYFIRE A RIM FIRE, THE FIRING PIN WILL HIT YOUR CHAMBER AND FUCK IT UP.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:53:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:00:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 11:01:21 AM EDT by RomaRana]
Never dryfire rimfires without a snap cap. The pin with hit the chamber and eventually you will create a burr in the chamber. The burr will make extraction more and more difficult.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:02:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By Tabro-:
You guys are killing me.

NEVER DRYFIRE A RIM FIRE, THE FIRING PIN WILL HIT YOUR CHAMBER AND FUCK IT UP.



+1 Buddy of mine fucked up his 1911 conversion upper by dry firing it once.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:06:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By Tabro-:
You guys are killing me.

NEVER DRYFIRE A RIM FIRE, THE FIRING PIN WILL HIT YOUR CHAMBER AND FUCK IT UP.



+1

And damage the firing pin.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:13:04 AM EDT
If you feel it is necessary stick a spent shell casing in there and fire away. I personally wouldn't worry about it though.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:13:36 AM EDT
Regular dryfire of a rimfire will result in:
A)damage to your firing pin
B)peening of the chamber
C)Both of the above.

SRM
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:21:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By Tabro-:
You guys are killing me.

NEVER DRYFIRE A RIM FIRE, THE FIRING PIN WILL HIT YOUR CHAMBER AND FUCK IT UP.



___

I had understood also that the feedramp may be damaged... ?


Ed
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:28:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jason99xj:
+1 Buddy of mine fucked up his 1911 conversion upper by dry firing it once.



He screwed up a gun by dry-firing it one time? What a POS. Damage should only be a concern with repeated dry-firing.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:32:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scuba_ed:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By Tabro-:
You guys are killing me.

NEVER DRYFIRE A RIM FIRE, THE FIRING PIN WILL HIT YOUR CHAMBER AND FUCK IT UP.



___

I had understood also that the feedramp may be damaged... ?


Ed

Depends, if a certain model rimfire strikes the primer on the low edge then it could.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:37:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 11:37:58 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Depends, if a certain model rimfire strikes the primer on the low edge then it could.



Yup, it all depends.
The Anschutz 54 action is designed to allow dry fire without damage.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:39:30 AM EDT
So, is that why Rugers are supposed to be dry fired in the process of disassembly?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:44:02 AM EDT
Man there is so much bullshit in this thread give me a moment to put on my hip waders...

Now... It depends on the the design (make and model) of the rim-fire if you can dry fire it or not, Not the fact that its a rim-fire. If you do not know if yours is safe to so, I would recommend getting a snap-cap.

Did you know its not safe to dry-fire some center-fire designs? Can you name them??
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:49:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Did you know its not safe to dry-fire some center-fire designs? Can you name them??



Mosin Nagants
Probably a Rem 700
Any other designs that lack a free floating firing pin?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:51:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 11:52:02 AM EDT by JackieTreehorn]
you can dry fire anything


should you?

now that's another question
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:59:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Did you know its not safe to dry-fire some center-fire designs? Can you name them??



Mosin Nagants
Probably a Rem 700
Any other designs that lack a free floating firing pin?



The main one is a break action design with enclosed hammers. Most commonly seen in shotguns. YOU DO NOT DRY FIRE THESE..
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:04:32 PM EDT
I believe that all Buckmarks were designed to NOT have interference between the firing pin and chamber.

Mine certainly does not, and therefore I CAN and DO dry fire it to my heart's content, despite what some dolts have posted in this thread.

Here's how to tell if you have an interference firing pin: Close the bolt on a scrap of paper. Pull the trigger. Open the bolt and examine the paper. If it is marked or cut in the area of the firing pin, it is probably an interference design, and you should use a snap cap or used piece of brass to dry fire. If not, it is probably OK.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:09:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Depends, if a certain model rimfire strikes the primer on the low edge then it could.



Yup, it all depends.
The Anschutz 54 action is designed to allow dry fire without damage.



Yep
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:24:12 PM EDT
I will settle this once and for all....please overnight me the weapon and I will perform extensive testing to determine if this will harm your rimfire. Since you are an ARFCOM member, I wont charge you for this. Feel free to include ample ammo so that I can confirm proper operation when my tests are complete.
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