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    Homemade Snap Caps For 30/30

    Just drilled a hole in primer , filled the whole cartridge with silicone and walla

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    re: Homemade Snap Caps For 30/30

    That's a good one! But, I'm wondering, does the firing pin not make a permanent dent in the silicone?

    Here's what I do. It's a little more trouble, but not much:
    - take a 1/4" plug cutter (woodworking tool, generally) chucked in a cordless drill;
    - find a rubber tie-down strap (they're found all over any U.S. highway where they've popped loose and fell from a tractor/trailer);
    - drill a few holes (plugs) along the length of that strap;
    - using a sharp(!!) chisel or razor blade, and with the plug standing upright on the bench, pare down it's length going all around the plug. The parings are whisper fine. You're trying to reduce the diameter of the plug so it'll fit (albeit tightly) in the primer pocket;
    - when it'll fit (tightly!), add some 5-min epoxy and "screw" the plug in until it bottoms out in the pocket. It will be long because the rubber strap thickness is greater than the depth of the primer pocket;
    - when the epoxy is dry, trim the plug flush with the bottom of the brass using a sharp(!!) chisel or razor blade;
    - load and crimp a bullet in the neck.

    This snap-cap "primer" will never deform or hold a pin dent. I make two or three for every rifle I have so I always have a snap cap aroud.
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    re: Homemade Snap Caps For 30/30

    I've heard of doing about the same with pencil erasers . ~~Chaser11
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