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Dry (Blank) firing

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dsmith, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Dsmith

    Dsmith Engaging Member

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    Blank firing. Ive been told never to do it. So I don't. Never have. And don't intend to, but what is the reason for not doing it? What damage is done?

    Dan
     
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    Blank firing?

    Explain further pl0x.
     
  3. SteveO

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    Probably referring to dry firing the gun, PCP's are fine to do this on but it's generally considered bad practice to dry fire a springer as the piston slamming into the compression tube face without any resistance may cause damage!

    I asked JB this question recently and he answered it wouldn't cause any damage on a springer so I'm sitting on the fence until someone can convince me otherwise!, not that I would do it anyway. :confused:
     
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    Pcp = fine.
    Springer= no.
     
  5. Dsmith

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    Sorry guys, yeah I do mean dry firing. Sorry. :). Thanks for the replys tho
     
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    I know who i would rather take advice from.:)
     
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    I've just fixed a meteor that had been dry fired to some degree, the damage was to the piston, and the breech retaining pin, both were scrap. The piston accelerates too quickly with no pellet to slow it down. If you do this once or twice then it will probably take it. The meteor I've got was down to 2.5ft/lbs and quite a mess inside, all from kids dry firing it when playing.
     
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    Wow. That's clever. The thread title has been corrected :). Cheers guys :)))
     
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    as an engineer, i understand the potential damage that dry firing a springer could cause. thats why i err on the side of caution, and never do it.
    pcp is fine tho
     
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    Cool. As said, I dont do it. But just wondered what the consequences were :)
     
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    Everybody at the range hitting the floor and you stood there looking confused!!!;)
     
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    I have had 1 accidental dry fire on a TX200 and the zero at 25m went off by an inch. Don't know what happened, but it seemed fine afterwards just shooting way off the old mark.
     
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    Wow. That's not good. Cheers for the replys guys.
     

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