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Old 11-10-2017, 01:50 PM
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Modern guns should be able to if they can't I'd look at a different brand. The older firing pins where definitely weaker and more prone to break due to dry fire. Even rim fire should be good. Buddy's a biathlete and they do it constant
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:45 PM
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Buddy's a biathlete and they do it constant

I competed in biathlon internationally for 8 years, including the 2006 Winter Olympics. I can assure you that the .22 cal rimfire Anschutz 1827 Fortner is not designed to be dry fired with the bolt in full battery. It can, however, be dry fired from the "half cocked" position. Mine has done this more than 40,000 cycles without ever breaking a firing pin.

My take on this is that centrefire rifles can be dry fired, but rimfires should not (unless in half cocked position).



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Old 11-10-2017, 07:24 PM
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Modern guns should be able to if they can't I'd look at a different brand. The older firing pins where definitely weaker and more prone to break due to dry fire. Even rim fire should be good. Buddy's a biathlete and they do it constant
Not really sure what he did constant, but maybe it was not what you think.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:32 AM
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Awesome, thanks guys....so consensus seems to be

Newer centre fire rifles are ok to dry fire, but older guns, rimfires and shot guns should not without snapcaps.
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