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Finest Snap Caps ever!

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by gunguy, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. gunguy

    gunguy .22LR

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    I tried some other brands, but hands-down B's Dry Fire Dummy shells are the best! Worth the $40 bucks. I bought these 12 gauge B's, set of 9, to teach the wife, kids and friends how to safely load/unload my Mossy 590A1 8+1 pump. These things look and feel completely real, very well made, with a soft center 'primer hole' so not to damage your firing pin. We've cycled them through hundreds of times and so far they have not cracked, chipped or flaked-off any material like some other brands I've tried, and they are made of the same hard plastic shell and brass material just like real shells. Bought them on Amazon and they are available in many calibers, colors and either hi or low brass. I got the orange in hi brass.
    My B's 12 ga Snap Caps.jpg
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  2. Mike590A1

    Mike590A1 .410

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    Thanks for the link gunguy, I need to get a set of these as well.
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  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Cool. I'm not sure I like that they look like live rounds, I can foresee a problem with that in their future.
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  4. gunguy

    gunguy .22LR

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    I will take a black sharpie and write 'dummy' on the shell side of each cap just to be safe.
  5. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Rest in Peace Supporter

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    Had a guy in one of my gun clubs, blow a hole in the floor. Luckily that was all he hit. Using some of those real looking snap caps. He had a live round in the gun!

    Make my snap caps look as FAKE as possible please!
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    I'm in agreement that they look TOO real... (1) They could be loaded up as real ammo and "fail" at the most inopportune time. :( (2) Real ammo could be used in place of them and fire at the most inopportune time. :eek:

    I would consider drilling small holes near the edge of the brass by the plastic every 90^ around the outside circumference. This would provide a visual and tactile indication that they are "dummy" rounds. In a pinch and right now, I would put some "X"s with a Sharpie in the same locations as above.

    I commend you for what you are doing with your family and friends regarding training to load and unload. :) This is a skill probably not practiced often enough by new shooters.
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  7. gunguy

    gunguy .22LR

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    Great tips! Yea I took a sharpie and marked 'dummy' on each cap just to be safe.
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  8. 95jza80tt

    95jza80tt .270 WIN

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    I picked up some B's to practice with my newly acquired first shotgun and gotta agree 100% with OP that these are some damn fine snap caps.
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  9. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    I bought a set of B's snap caps but haven't run them through my 590A1 yet. I've been using Snappy's, and they have gotten pretty beat up after 25 or 30 times through the shot gun, so I hope the B's turn out better.
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  10. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    This is what the Snappy's snap caps look like after 25-30 cycles. They sure got beat up.
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    Then they start hanging up like this and won't feed. If I knock the burrs off with a dremel, they work for a few more cycles.

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  11. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    I have run this brand through the 590 more times than the Snappy's and they still look and work good. They only thing is they are not weighted. They are hollow. I dropped in some ball bearings (sling shot ammo) and sealed the top with silicone to give them a more realistic weight.

    http://www.stactionpro.com/12-gauge-action-trainer-p-8.html
  12. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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  13. megawatt

    megawatt .270 WIN

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    A zoom snap caps for me too. They have the weight of a live shell too. No way would I choose to use those B's dry fire caps. Training equipment is not suppose to look "real".

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  14. 95jza80tt

    95jza80tt .270 WIN

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    The B's come in a multitude of colors, just choose some very bright off color that none of your other shells use.. problem solved. They are also weighted.
  15. megawatt

    megawatt .270 WIN

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    Or any color that you will ever use in the future during your life time. Then it's problem solved.
  16. Lefty9

    Lefty9 .270 WIN

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    I use A zoom - but they get beat up too ....

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