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I bought a bag of Pachmayr snap caps to use in ball-and-dummy exercises with both the Mk III and 10/22. But too often they fail to feed properly, which ruins the exercise. What brand of snap caps do you recommend?
 

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I have some aluminum A-Zoom 22 "dummy rounds".
They won't feed properly through a semi-auto because they are too light and have a flat nose. I don't know of any true "snap caps" for rimfire.

They are not spring loaded to take repeated strikes from a firing pin, so after a couple of strikes they are destroyed.
 

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These work great for testing your action. Just like a live round. If you dry fire with them more than a few times, the rim will deform and then they do not work very well. I use the cheaper plastic dummy rounds for dry firing. Excellent value from Rimfire Sports & Custom. About a buck a piece.
Note: They look very much like a real cartridge except for the hole in the bottom of the rim.
These 5 just cycled through my MKIII 22/45 without any trouble.

Rimfire Sports & Custom: .22 LR Dummy Rounds - Set of 3



 

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+1 for the wall anchors my revolvers have them in the chambers and when they arent good anymore you toss them and use new ones, Cheap I Am.
 

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Do the wall anchors cycle in the action? Or are you just using them to dry fire against instead of the firing pin hitting the breach.
I use them to dry fire. Also, I like to store my firearms with the firing pin fully disengaged. I would not attempt to cycle them in the action. These things have little barbs on them, and may get stuck, or jam the action.
 

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I have some aluminum A-Zoom 22 "dummy rounds".
They won't feed properly through a semi-auto because they are too light and have a flat nose. I don't know of any true "snap caps" for rimfire.

They are not spring loaded to take repeated strikes from a firing pin, so after a couple of strikes they are destroyed.
Bummer, I just ordered a package of 12. Oh well.
 
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