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Old 07-18-2020, 06:52 PM
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Default Dry fire Kimber 82G

Hi folks,
Can I safely dry fire my 82G? I just looked through the manual, and could find no mention of dry firing. I know most folks cringe at the thought, but I also know it's okay with some rimfires. I would think the armed services would have employed some dry firing during training.
Any Thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:59 PM
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Go To Home Depot/Lowe’s/where ever and get a pack of #4-6 x7/8” ribbed plastic anchors - they are a great replacement for regular snap caps
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:15 PM
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Thank you jabbo! I've heard that before. I have some .22's that the maual says NO, and some that say it's fine.
Anyone else want to enlighten me?
Thanks again!
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:46 AM
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Straight from the manual.

Chapter 7 - Care and Cleaning

Section 7.3 Periodic Maintenance: Normal usage of the Government Model and routine cleaning as indicated herein will keep this rifle in top condition. However, exposure to water (particularly salt spray), dust, sand, high humidity, or other adverse conditions require more frequent cleaning and maintenance to insure reliable functioning of your rifle.

Note: If rifle is to be stored for long periods of time, clean as indicated but do not use the normal lubricating oil. P-9 preservative oil should be used on all metal parts before storage. Do not put any kind of lubricating oil on the stock. Firearms should be stored unloaded, with tension off the firing pin spring. Tension on firing pin spring can be released by pulling trigger as bolt is closed. Caution: The Kimber Model 82 Government rifle is not designed to be dry fired!
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:50 PM
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Reports say the bolt cocking stud wears so keep it carefully greased.


Are replacement studs available?


Remove bolt, put into fired position, if firing pin projects past bolt head surface , then it can contact bbl and damage bbl.


savage mk2 - at first glance, seems ok. But not ok.


Target rifles generally are robust and designed to dry fire. However, firing pins are expensive and not always available. Even centerfire pins, bolts can wear and fail.


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Old 07-21-2020, 07:07 PM
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Reports say the bolt cocking stud wears so keep it carefully greased.


Are replacement studs available?

Yes
https://www.jnpgunsprings.com/KIMBER-PARTS-c20995159
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:54 PM
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Reports say the bolt cocking stud wears so keep it carefully greased.
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Use fired 22 cases for dry firing. Rotate cases so pin does not strike repeatedly on same spot. Could push bit of fluffy paper into case so priming trash does not fly out into bore.

FIRING PIN BREAKAGE:


I did break a firing pin on my 22 cal. Mossberg 142A by dry firing.Broke a pin on a very old break action single shot shotgun by dry firing.
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Old 02-04-2021, 09:43 PM
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Use fired 22 cases for dry firing.
Or:


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