How many shots is a snap cap good for?

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    How many shots is a snap cap good for?

    hello I bought this snap cap Cabela's -- Snap Caps

    and it says its good for thousands of dry firings but the center of the cap where the hammer falls is worn out after 5 firings. Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtem View Post
    hello I bought this snap cap Cabela's -- Snap Caps

    and it says its good for thousands of dry firings but the center of the cap where the hammer falls is worn out after 5 firings. Is that normal?
    What do you mean by worn out? As long as the firing pin hasn't broken through and left a HOLE they are good. You can also use previously fired shell casings as snap caps.

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    No hole just a rounded out curve in the shape of the pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtem View Post
    No hole just a rounded out curve in the shape of the pin.
    You are not going to wear out your snap caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    You are not going to wear out your snap caps.
    I'm gunna give it one heck of a try ....... thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtem View Post
    No hole just a rounded out curve in the shape of the pin.
    That is normal.

    Snap cap is going to slow the firing pin down. Denting in the cap part is good cause it won't put so much stress on the tip of the firing pin.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    The rounded dent is normal, just like after you fire a live round and it dents the primer basically. They are good for thousands of dry fires, think YEARS not months.
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    How many shots?????
    Well......Let's see......
    (Click)....one
    (Click)....two
    (Click)...three
    (Click)....four
    ....errrr....this could be awhile.....
    I'll keep you posted.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by das38spl View Post
    How many shots?????
    Well......Let's see......
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    (Click)...three
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    ....errrr....this could be awhile.....
    I'll keep you posted.......
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