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Is it safe to dry fire a Vintovka Mosina?

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    Default Is it safe to dry fire a Vintovka Mosina?

    I have heard that dry firing can damage the internals of this rifle. Others have said it won't harm the rifle. Does anybody know?

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    Dry firing can damage any weapon if you do it too much. I would recommend snap caps which can be found in many hunting stores.

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    I have known of 12 bore shotguns shearing/ bending their firing pins when dry fired and damaging the firing pin spring too. Also had a Winchester .22LR pump that was prone to breaking the pin if dry fired too often. Safe bet is don't do it!
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    Never dry fire any firearm.

    Using snap caps is fine.

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    I don't dry fire mine. On some guns, such as the Cz. 52, the firing pin is cast iron, and it can shatter if it is dry fired.

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    It's going to be really difficult to fight the temptation from now on I love the sound of that bolt! I may have to lock it away in my closet until I can get some snap caps. Thanks guys,

    Corey

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    You still get that sound with the snap caps, as there is no "BANG" to cover the sound. Even with snap caps I wouldn't do it too much. I like the snap caps with the spings so the primer can bounce back into position, but I have found these types to break often and can be pricey. Like the others said, it's best not to do it at all, if you can help it.

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    Ignorant person here....looking at the video..."snap caps" are basicaly Fancy drill rounds???

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    Ignorant person here....looking at the video..."snap caps" are basicaly Fancy drill rounds???
    The video I posted above? That's of me using my Mosin w snapcaps. Yeah, they're basically drill rounds... they're aluminium dummy rounds that have a soft or spring loaded "primer area" that cushions the firing pin when it hits.

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