Dummy Cartridge Source

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Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby craiginct » 21 Jan 2014 17

Thanks again.

I poked around a bit and didn't see a forum specifically dealing with this topic, so I'm offering this as a "share as you will" topic.

I don't have a reloading setup, so I was looking for reasonably priced sets of dummy rounds to cycle my Rossi actions without firing them in the house or having live flying ammo lost under the couches. ;) I'm kidding!!

Here are the nicest dummy ammo rounds that I’ve found on the internet, next to making them up myself. And, the prices are way more reasonable than the ABS/plastic ones sold by a lot of places. http://www.dummybullet.com
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby akuser47 » 21 Jan 2014 17

I reload so I can make mine but it's nice that someone has made money in this. They look to be a great option for those in need. I forgot about this section of forum this is even better.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby Ranch Dog » 21 Jan 2014 19

Like it enough to make it not only a stand alone topic but a sticky.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby akuser47 » 21 Jan 2014 20

+1 this will help many for sure.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby donhuff » 25 Jan 2014 11

Good idea for those that do not reload. The trouble will be getting them with the EXACT bullet that you intend to use, since the lever guns are sorta picky about this, and there are SO many options to choose from out there.

I made these for when I'm putting the bolt back in and would like a long loaded round to make it easier. These are a long as would eject. FYI, none of my 4 bolts went back the same distance. And naturally I made the longest one first and copied the length for the other two. So then I could not eject them and had to pry them out from under the extractor, or take the bolt out again, and sand them shorter.
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Postby akuser47 » 25 Jan 2014 15

Those r purty i like them.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby pricedo » 25 Jan 2014 17

I like to make my own dummy ammo.
The commercial snap-caps with their tough rubber primers are fine for cushioning the firing pin for dry firing the gun when practising trigger control, breathing technique & smooth follow through but they don't cycle through the mag tube and action like the real thing.
When I make a dummy on the press I put a little flour in the case instead of powder, seal with a spent primer & paint the base of the dummy cartridge red.
The dummy is identical in dimensions and weight to a real live round of the particular load I'll be fielding during the actual hunt.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby mr surveyor » 26 Jan 2014 19

ditto what Pricedo does.

for my R92, I made up a batch of 240 gr swc and a batch of WNDY XTP dummie rounds. Before I finally tweaked the ejector, and knocked off the boogers on the sides of the lifter hinge points, I could barely cycle factory jsp's, let alone the more aggressive swc's driving band and the XTP's. I flat beat one batch of dummy brass to death hoping the ejector would just magically smooth itself after a bit of (not disassembled) hosing out with break cleaner and a lot of cycling. After reshaping the ejector and continuing to use the factory spring, every thing I run through cycles perfectly .... and I continue to work the action with the dummie rounds. I just reinsert spent primers myself and seat the exact same bullets as I intend to use. Like Pricedo, I don't see any practical use for "snap cap" or other unrealistic cartridge for testing or working with the action.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby Ranch Dog » 27 Jan 2014 09

Don, those are the most attractive dummy cartridges I've even seen! You are quite the craftsman.
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Re: Dummy Cartridge Source

Postby donhuff » 27 Jan 2014 12

Thanks RD,

I did them for the looks, and also for putting the bolts back in with a cartridge to hold the ejector in place. Since they are so long, it makes it a little easier to get it all back together. Getting the "hull" off of the rim of a brass hull, was the hardest part. I can't go more than a couple of days without using my little lathe for something.

They are so light, when you eject them, they do about 269 flips before they hit the floor!

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