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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:07 pm 
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Hello internet. You may find a question about snap-caps being in the reloading forum strange, and I can explain. In short, I want to make some 8x56mmR Spitzer snap-caps for my M95. The idea I had was to get a spent case, remove the primer, reshape the casing and press a bullet into the casing-- like reloading, but skipping all the explodey bits. Do y'all reckon this would make a viable snap-cap for me to use so I'm not fiddling with live ammunition?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:34 pm 
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Cam64viper wrote:
Hello internet. You may find a question about snap-caps being in the reloading forum strange, and I can explain. In short, I want to make some 8x56mmR Spitzer snap-caps for my M95. The idea I had was to get a spent case, remove the primer, reshape the casing and press a bullet into the casing-- like reloading, but skipping all the explodey bits. Do y'all reckon this would make a viable snap-cap for me to use so I'm not fiddling with live ammunition?


did that several times for various calibers,

if you reload it is simple

deprime,
seat a bullet,

and you are basically done,

I used caulk, the silicone type, that sets up nice and springy, in the primer pockets,

did some using liquid nails ( all I had , at the time) that worked too,

good idea if you can to drill a hole thru the case, to help ID them

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:43 am 
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You can also nick a little nail polish and paint the case head, too. SW

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:49 am 
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What is silicone caulk and liquid nails used for in this scenario? To hold the round to the casing??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:45 am 
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You apply it where the primer goes to absorb some of the firing pin movement. Bullets are held in place by tension of the case mouth. SW

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:51 am 
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Ohh, I see! Thank y'all so kindly for the answers ^-^

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Clean the case neck & put a little epoxy inside then seat the bullet.
That will hold it in place even after multiple chamberings.
I side drill the cases too, but paint, stain or something will work too.
For the primer pocket & gouge the old one out & glue a small cylindrical pencil eraser in the pocket. you can get them cheaply at office supply stores.

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Ohh, I see! Thank y'all so kindly for the answers ^-^


Yes, if you don't put something soft and flexible in the primer pocket, in place of the primer, it could cause damage to the firing pin and/or firing pin hole in the bolt after repeated simulated firings.

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while ive always heard that folks dry fire centerfire a lot - jerry micklic told me so personally - ive always made up dummys for my dryfire items because i want to cycle as well , or at least i did back when i was doing that ,


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