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#1 danath 34

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:51 PM

I have always wondered it. I know we all do it (myself included), but is dryfiring really ok for the marker?

Ever since I was a kid I grew up being taught to never dryfire a firearm, bow, or crossbow.

Will dryfiring cause any damage to the marker? Thinking aboutit, since it is just pressurized air, my initial thoughts are that it shouldnt cause any damage.

What do you guys think?
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:52 PM

The only time dry firing your marker is bad is when you own a soft tipped bolt like Bob Long pillow bolts. If you dry fire these, they can come loose and break. Other than that, you're good.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:52 PM

Oh shhhiiitt, your guns gona asplode

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:58 PM

The detents will wear down much faster by dry firing

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

it will leave normal wear on the gun, cept the detents will wear down faster
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:46 PM

So just takes the detents out I guess.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:01 PM

ok that makes sense. thanks for the responses guys.

And I have an Alias with a pillow bolt, so maybe I shouldnt do it too much eh?
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

Pillow bolt means no dry firing.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:38 PM

i dry fire the shit out of my etek cuz i never bring paint home when i finish playing so i pretty much end up shooting all the air praticing snap shooting a tree

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:30 AM

i dry fire the shit out of my etek cuz i never bring paint home when i finish playing so i pretty much end up shooting all the air praticing snap shooting a tree



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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:58 AM

its fine, it in no way harms the marker
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:33 AM

no firing pin to damage in a pneumatic gun.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:45 AM

Dryfiring with Egos will cause excessive wear on the o-rings on the Rammer.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:55 AM

If I put the dwell on my ion all the way down so the bolt doesn't fully cycle(ghetto training mode) does it still wear the detents out? I don't think it would because I don't think the bolt even makes it to the detents.

Dryfiring with Egos will cause excessive wear on the o-rings on the Rammer.


How does it cause more wear than it normally would?
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:24 AM


Dryfiring with Egos will cause excessive wear on the o-rings on the Rammer.


How does it cause more wear than it normally would?


The reciprocating assembly (rammer+bolt) move faster when theres no paint to act as resistance.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:18 PM

Dry fire-ing with air isnt good unless you have a pillow bolt.

Without air, just with the board on. is fine.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:39 PM

Dry fire-ing with air isnt good unless you have a pillow bolt.

Without air, just with the board on. is fine.


Wait, what? Pillow Bolts are the ones that get messed up if you dry fire with them.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:47 PM


Dry fire-ing with air isnt good unless you have a pillow bolt.

Without air, just with the board on. is fine.


Wait, what? Pillow Bolts are the ones that get messed up if you dry fire with them.



wait yeah thats what I though too. I think he meant "if" you have a pillow bolt, not "unless"
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:16 PM

I know i dont sound like a genius here, but WTF is dry firing

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

I know i dont sound like a genius here, but WTF is dry firing


shooting your gun without paintballs. Just the air

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:19 PM

Dry firing = firing with no paint.




I cocked my crossbow and asked my dad to hold it while I got a bolt, and he dry fired it :(

Good thing all I needed was new arm tips.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:52 AM

Dry firing = firing with no paint.




I cocked my crossbow and asked my dad to hold it while I got a bolt, and he dry fired it Posted Image

Good thing all I needed was new arm tips.




Oh man that sucks bro.

I did archery for years, and have shot crossbows a few times as well. I know exactly what it does to compund bows, which are only up to 75 lbs draw usually, I can only imagine the amount of damage it would do in a 150lb crossbow!

When I was young, I had a 25 lb compund bow (lol my first ever) and let a friend use it, who dryfired it a couple times. Eventually the upper arm snapped in my face. Luckily it was only 25 lbs or that could have hurt a metric shit ton
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