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Dry-Firing Semi-autos and Bolt Actions

Just purchased a new (2003) Remington 7400 semi-auto in 30-06 AND a new (2005) 700 SPS Stainless in 30-06 and would like to know if dry-firing will hurt either of these two rifles?

Steve

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Location: Montana
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read your owners manuals they have all the dos and do nots.

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Dry firing is usually okay for centerfire rifles and shotguns but will damage rimfire firing pins. As always check the manual.

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You can dry fire a bolt action rifle, provided you make sure it is unloaded first.

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Dry Firing.

Dry Firing should not hurt a good quality firearm. The only firearms that shouldn't be dry fired are rim fires and muzzle loaders. I use "a-zoom snap caps". They are "dummy" rounds turned from solid aluminum and have a silicone "bumper" where the primer normally is. They work great. I use the 12ga snap caps to practice speed loading with my shot gun.

I also have a rem 7400 in 308 and a 7400 weathermaster in 30-06. and a 700 SPS in 30-06. I really like the SPS very nice trigger and it shoots good. I like the 7400's but they do have a creepy trigger and you have to watch what ammo (over-all cartridge length and powder burn rate) you use otherwise it's malfunction city!

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Location: Utah
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How do you like your Remington 700 SPS 30-06?

I just purchased a new Remington 700 SPS Stainless 30-06 this past spring as a gift for my son's earning the Eagle Scout Award.

Rifle was $469.00 from Sportsman's Warehouse in Utah and included a 24" stainless / parkerized barrel and Limbsaver Recoil Pad.

FYI:

The blued version was discounted to $398.00, but we liked the stainless at $469. (Note: The 2005 Stainless version retails for $613 and has replaced the 2004 BDL's Stainless. The 2005 SPS in blue ($520 retail) has replaced the 2004 ADL line which was dropped.)

We Piller Bedding the action / Free Floating the Barrel, and Adjusted the Trigger to 2 3/4 lbs. So far, results have been 7/8" MOA with the rifle only having 12 shots through the barrel. Should be a MOA shooter after the barrel's broken in.

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I got a 700 bdl ss dm in a 7mag a few years back from thier custom shop and I love it! Thumbs up

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Location: Western Canada
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700 sps

I'm very happy with my 700 SPS. I have a parkerized version, i've haven't seen a blued one up here (British Columbia, Canada) yet. It came with a limbsaver recoil pad and a stainless steel mag. I paid $599.00 (can).

I think the SPS is much better then the ADL, (i have an ADL in 7mm Rem mag) Not having a mag or at least a floor plate sucks! The SPS seems to feel better to hold then the ADL too. For what you get the price is very reasonable.

On my SPS I added a harris s-25c bi-pod and a bushnell 6-24X40mm Scope. It's my new long range "Yote Hammer". Yes.. i know a 30-06 is a "bit much" but i own other 30 cals and i want to keep my bullet & powder assortment down.

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It used to be the Remington 700 BDL SS. I almost bought one in 280 Remington two years ago.

Of course, my 700 ADL Synthetic in 7mm Remington Magnum is the finest rifle I have ever owned. I have never shot any other rifle that is as consistently accurate and smooth as that one.

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