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Offline Crazyduckhunter

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2017, 11:35:30 PM »
Another apple seeder endorsing this product. They work very good in the marlin 795. Also at a pistol shoot this weekend was able to use one to show another shooter that his firing pin was broken on his pistol. Great product and a great training tool. Thank you!

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2017, 02:31:38 AM »
Hi Prescott,

These look neat! Are they still available? I'd like to try some out.
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2017, 02:35:08 PM »
Yes, I am still manufacturing them.   If you send me your address, I will send you a couple samples to try.
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
PM sent.
Thanks!
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
do you take paypal?

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2017, 07:23:33 PM »
You are second person to have asked me that lately.  Sorry, I am old school and just accept checks, money orders or cash.
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
Ok, ill get an order out.

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2018, 11:40:18 PM »
Hope you're still making these Prescott! Order inbound to you!
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2020, 02:00:17 AM »
Yet another endorsement of these snapcaps.  With pictures (15 pictures, not the smallest, so bandwidth warning):

https://imgur.com/a/feVwE2v

I tried to break one, I really did.  I was unable to.

The first 3 pictures there show the effects of a single dryfire - basically zero impact on the snapcap except for a visible dent from the firing pin.

The next three pictures show the effects of ten consecutive dryfires on exactly the same spot.  The effect is basically the same as a single dryfire.

The next four pictures show me finally getting something that looked visibly damaged, by dryfiring the same spot 25 times in a row.  But of course "damaged" doesn't really mean anything, because it still works fine and extracts.

I then dryfired 25 more immediately adjacent, so you can really see it starting to smear out.  It still feeds and extracts perfectly fine.  I think after 50 dryfires on the same spot it no longer is being impacted much , because I couldn''t get it to break out any farther.  I suspect if you used an older rifle that was less safe with snapcap-less dryfiring (so that you had to worry about the chamber), it might eventually wear out.  With a newer rifle, I'm almost convinced you can't break these.

I was able to get a failure to feed up through the magazine once, but.... that's the exact same behavior I get with real ammo, because Savage Mk ii magazines are not very good.  So, behaves like the real thing.

Anyways, A+ awesome snapcaps.  Now I will be able to properly do ball and dummy at the range.  Well, not now, because everything is still closed, but once the virus relents a bit...... soon ?  Maybe? I hope.

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2020, 04:37:25 PM »
 Caps from Prescott are the  best,used them for two years, (gave many away).These are the only ones that will actually feed from my Ruger MK IV magazines.
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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2020, 11:45:12 PM »
I've only used mine in a few 'seeds but they've already proven far tougher than anything else out there.  Well worth the money!

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2022, 01:13:48 PM »
Are you still taking orders?

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Re: Real dummies for ball and dummy drill
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2022, 12:29:12 PM »
Mikek, you're in my area, next time we meet up give me a heads up and I'll bring a few for you.

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