Discussion in 'On Topic' started by GlobeGuy, May 27, 2008.
...without damaging the brass? I would be shooting this out of a 9mm semiauto.
I've done this before and there was no visual damage. This was with an '06, fwiw.
It won't hurt anything.
It will be very loud, wear your hearing protection.
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won't the bullet get stuck in the barrel?
i'm pretty sure he meant "no powder or bullet" and not "no powder and bullet." i can see where that could get confusing.
ohh...wouldn't that just be like shooting a blank round?
it won't do anything, but it won't be strong enough to cycle the action of an automatic.
Yeah, it's not loud, won't harm anything, just gives a little pop.
I've done this with 22lr. Pulled the bullet and powder then hand fed the case into the chamber, then pulled the trigger on it. Did this to make some a poor mans snap cap, to test a buddy trigger job.
It was still pretty loud but it didn't cycle the gun of course.
Short answer: Yes
Longer answer: Yeah
We've done this in revolvers after pulling bullets/powder from brass in order to reload them. It's not even that loud.
i have a few casings with live primers that I need to de-prime. I keep forgetting to take them to the range with me to fire I'm too scared to do it in my garage.
It's really not that loud.
Since you said it is an auto-loader it will not cycle, other than that it will be fine as far as I know.
I'd be worried about someone hearing what sounded like a gunshot, and calling the cops. Discharging a firearm within an urban growth area is a crime.
I bought some bulk .223 and somehow I got shipped a primed but empty case. There was problably some power residue left in the case, but most had fallen out. I fired it in my bathroom because I wanted to turn the fan on to pull out the smell. If you do it in an enclosed area, I also encourage hearing protection.
You could do it in your garage. It's not louder than pounding on a board with a hammer (sounds the same too)
I've also read plenty of people saying they've deprimed unfired primers without problems, just go slow and don't pound the decapping pin in it.