This forum saved me money

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  1. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

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    I might sound stupid but im not up on all the lingo whats ftf
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Fail to feed or Fail to fire, and FTE is fail to eject
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    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Is it alright to use spent primers instead of some other filler in the primer pocket?

    I just took some used cases with spent primer, ran them through the press without adding powder, crimped the heads down as I would with regular cartridges, and painted them blue (nearest color to hand).
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    Yeah. Ive done em that way too. Spent primers wont go boom twice.. ;)
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    Thanks Josh. Just a little worried about damage to firing pins, but it sounds like I'm OK.
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    Most centerfire designs are safe to dry fire. The only exceptions I can think of are the cheap saturday night specials like the Jennings, brycos, ravens, lorcins etc. that utilize the firing pin as the ejector. Those are prone enough to breaking as it is. that and of course rimfires, dryfiring rimfires is bad juju.
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    This is a good example of saving me some money, I'll have to make me some JLA. He just saved me about 30 bucks.
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    I made up some more last night. This time I cleaned the brass and the bullet with denatured alcohol first, then crazy glued and seated and crimped the bullet. The I tested their durability by chambering one and then dropping the slide on another from the magazine so the one feeding would slam into the chambered one. the bullet didnt move into the case further. The pistol used is a CZ75 with a 15# recoil spring.

    I like using these a whole lot more than the A-zoom snap caps.

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    Looks good JLA I'm going to make some myself. I think when I'm done I'll paint mine some brite color like yellow or orange so someone doesn't make a mistake and think there a good load.
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    ...or mistake a real load for a dummy load. :eek:
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    In A.L.'s case FTF....Full of Farts or Fatally Too Flatulant. And FTE ...Flatulant to Eternity. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    CV saved me money by encouraging me to turn my water off more.
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    Excellent point.
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