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I am looking to purchase snap caps for my .416 Ruger. Having not found any on the market, I thought that since "The cartridge is based on the .375 Ruger case which was necked up to accept a .416 in (10.6 mm) bullet", I might be able to use a .375 Ruger snap cap. Thoughts on whether or not this might work would be most welcome.

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Greetings and welcome to the forum from Illinois.
Sounds to me, that if the cartridge chambering is the same, the neck will make no difference in the form of a snap cap. Cycling may be another story.
Although I don't subscribe to it, most Ruger firearms can be dry fired.
The flip side, is taking an old 416, re-sizing it, removing the primer and gluing a small piece of UHMV polyurethane in the primer pocket to absorb the firing pin impact.
Or a high density silicone. Although the silicones tend to collapse after a while and need to be watched or replaced.
Will need to insert a projectile in it with correct COL for alignment and cycling purposes.
Maybe mark the projectile or case with red permanent marker.
Think I would try the .375 snap cap first. Although it may not feed/cycle correctly in the necked down version. Can't hurt anything.
Probably be good for simple trigger feel/practice.
 

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Thanks for your reply. I will try as you suggest: will start by purchasing .375 Ruger snap caps and see how they work.
 
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