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Post by dcleary on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:05 pm

Hi, I'm a new member and a new bulls-eye shooter. I recently took a shooting course and one of the things stressed was to practice trigger control. Can anyone recommend a good snap cap for a Hammerli SP-20. One that will hold up to multiple dry fires. I would like to practice without damaging the firing pin. On-line searches weren't very helpful. Found one on amazon made from rubber that had mixed reviews.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by DavidR on Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:37 pm

Try Larrys guns, he sells his own ones he has made, but i never found any that lasts for very long,

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by Jack H on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:24 pm

If your breech face is flat like 208, HS, 41, use a cut and fit strip from a thin magnetic ad or business card. Cut it to fit around the extractor. Stick it to the barrel making sure it covers where the firing pin strikes. Can't be too thick or you get into the disconnect area with the slide backed off. Leave a tail sticking outside so's you know it's there.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by LeadSlinger on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:56 pm

In my S&W 617 revolver, I use #4-6 x 7/8 drywall anchors. I can't take credit for the idea, as I saw it on a similar post. Much cheaper than commercial snap caps, and they work great!! Not sure how they work in a semi-automatic, though. You might give it a try.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by Rob Kovach on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:14 pm

Ditto on the drywall anchors. Just use your knife to cut a little off so the extractor doesn't try to pull it out between dry fires.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by Steve B on Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:36 am

Or just use the fired casings from your gun.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by sixftunda on Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:23 pm

Ditto on the spent casing.
Someone here mentioned using foam ear plugs also.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by dcleary on Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Thanks for the feed back. I have ordered the "Chamber plugs" from Larry's gun and hope they work. Thanks DavidR. I have also heard of using the dry wall anchor and may try that as well. Thanks LeadSlinger. As far as using a empty casing, that works but they have to be rotated and after a few shots they are hard to remove. I do use an MT casing to store the gun however. Good suggestion Jack H but to much work for me. Thanks again for all the help.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by Joe Fobes on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:09 pm

Jacks idea is quite simple, I use a 38 case as a punch and cut a nice clean round magnet for the chamber face. I have a few dozen stuck on the side of my safe. Use white magnet material, it is a lot easy to see.


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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by s1120 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:36 am

Joe Fobes wrote:Jacks idea is quite simple, I use a 38 case as a punch and cut a nice clean round magnet for the chamber face. I have a few dozen stuck on the side of my safe. Use white magnet material, it is a lot easy to see.




Thats a great idea!! So that magnet sheet is good enough to cushen the impact of the firing pin??

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#6 drywall anchors

Post by TAJ45 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Do work like a champ. They feed from my 41 mag every time until they finally become limber from a lot of hits and mag cycles. The randomness of putting it in a mag will not wear out a spot. I have trimmed as suggested to keep it from extracting but that leaves the same area taking the hit time after time.

For 2 bux for 10 at my Lowes/Home Depot, they are hard to beat. It seems I give more away than wear out.

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Re: Snap Caps for 22

Post by BE Mike on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:57 am

One caution on the plastic wall anchors is that after some use, the rim often separates from the body. The plastic body can easily remain in the chamber or barrel and could cause a problem if a live round is fired. When you use wall anchors, check your barrel before each live fire session.

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