This topic has nothing to do with cast bullets, Well, maybe or maybe not but thought that I would post it anyway as an item of interest to those who may not be aware.
The last good day at the range was a few days ago but that has all gone away here in the upper great plains once again for the duration. Wind chill this morn. --- 00.
Due to the CEO's adamant refusal to allow any gunfire in the basement of this cabin, I started looking for a way to at least do some dry firing with 22 pistols down there to occupy myself and at the same time keep the peace for the next 3-4 months. or so. After nearly 50 years, I have learned.
Now, it['s pretty much common knowledge that dry firing a 22 RF can cause damage to the chamber and or firing pin, so l went searching for some kind of 22 RF snap cap and ran across the idea of using small dry wall anchors in the chamber of a 22 RF to prevent any damage. And found this.
They are yellow in color, size #6-8 and 7/8" long. Found some at our local Ace Hdwr this morning at $ 4.69 /100. The rim on several makes of 22RF that I have, measure from .270" - .272" in diameter . while the flanges on the anchors are .269". For all intents and purposes, insignificant.
I tried them in a Browning Buckmark URX Contour pistol, a Remington 581 and a CZ Mod 1 and these anchors fed through the magazines, chambered and ejected in all three like gang busters. And the flanges on the anchors are just barely marked by the firing pins.