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Thread: .303 snap caps for double rifle

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    .303 snap caps for double rifle

    I'm being loaned a pre 1900 British made .303 double rifle for research purposes and want to be able to safely dry fire it.

    So want a set of 303 snap caps

    I don't intend firing any live rounds trough it because its quite valuable and in absolutely mint condition.
    But I would like to be able to try out the triggers etc and not be paranoid about breaking a striker.
    Have looked local on line and all out of stock

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    Maybe load a couple of dummy rounds with the priming compound removed?
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Deprime two cases and cut discs of tyre to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Deprime two cases and cut discs of tyre to fit.
    Yes I will hit youtube once I have it here and the temptation becomes too much

    But I do not intend firing live rounds unless the owner is with me.

    It's a very early proof for the 215 grain projectile.
    So it might even be worth getting a hold of some 215 lead projectiles or a 215 bullet mold and being able to fire it with lead and not wear the mint bore it has

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    Just get some good quality factory ammo and go shoot it
    It’s made to be used just clean and oil well after

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    The other option is you have dies load up some Gallery loads

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    get a few of Roberts cast projectiles and load them mildish....a case full of trailboss would be a good sort of plinking/shortish range load. and dont forget to post up some photos of this thing of beauty plaese.

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    Snap caps brought through forum.

    I seriously don't intend shooting it unless the owner is here.
    Gallery moderate lead load would work.
    It will be interesting to see what the 215 / cordite proof would theoretically turn up for velocity

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    all I can say is "Photos, please?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Deprime two cases and cut discs of tyre to fit.
    or would a urethane adhesive in the pocket do?
    Use enough gun

 

 

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