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    Posted: 29 July 2004 at 1:00pm
Is it true that dry-firing is not good for your gun? when i bought my gun the guy said dry-firing could ruin it. i dont see any way it could hurt it. but could it?
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I don't know what is dry firing, is it shooting a gun without paintballs, If soo don't do it , if it says not

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just as shooting with a paintball, but theres no paintball. iof people do it after they oil it must be fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NMLvaio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2004 at 1:14pm
I hope I don't worn my gun. I need to oil my gun too.

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i cant see any technical way it could hurt it. its not like a gun where you could break the firing pin. i take mine apart and oil it after every day of playing and dry-fire it to spread around the oil. a tippmann is like an ak-47. it can be rusted inside and keep on going.
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i dry fire my gun all the time and i have never had a problem with my gun

 

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Originally posted by candyisgood candyisgood wrote:

i dry fire my gun all the time and i have never had a problem with my gun

 

same here

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Dry-firing really doesn't affect a paintball gun. This holds true especially after it has recently been oiled, so long as you dont have the barrel on. However dry-firing does affect a real gun and could ruin it. So make sure when you do dry fire your paintball gun, not to fire it too much. Any more than 30-40 shots isn't a good thing.
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Tell that guy it isnt a real gun. Dry firing is bad for a real gun not a paintball marker.


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it doesnt do anything. its the same thing but with no paintball.
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when i do maintenance on my paintball gun i dry fire it like 200-300 times while oiling it...iv been doing it for years now and i havent busted a single seal or anything...so it really dont bother a paintball gun at all

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yes, it actually does ruin your gun. be sure to oil it and clean it after every match too. keep it nice and clean
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I think it can ruin O-rings.  Because you causing wear to the O-rings, causing them to break or tear and you can have leaks.  But O-rings hold up for a long time and even if you do tear one you have only lost a $0.06

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it wont hurt your gun. I have timed my r/t so much and firing without balls to see how fast i can shoot. And i have seen many paintball videos with pro's doing it to show u how capable the gun is on very high end markers. I don't think they would do anything to ruin there guns.
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Do not listen to these people. dry firing will not do anything to your gun. Ever. You can unload 2 million tanks without paint and nothing will happen to your gun.

Dry fire all you want, nothing will happen.
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the only thing dryfiring does to an oiled marker... is cause what little wear shooting paintballs causes.. it bont cause a critical failure of your gun
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It's just like shooting it normally, both wear it out. Do it to show off and test, dont "practise" on it or anytihng, dont over do it.

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Originally posted by tippy_182 tippy_182 wrote:

I think it can ruin O-rings. Because you causing wear to the
O-rings, causing them to break or tear and you can have leaks.
But O-rings hold up for a long time and even if you do tear one you
have only lost a $0.06


Right, but think about what you are saying.

It will wear out your o-rings no more than they would be worn out during normal firing.

Its just like people asking if the R/T wears out the internals faster. Yes it does because you are shooting it more. But 20000 rounds with the R/T is the same as 20000 rounds without.
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Hmm I was always told that dry firing was when you shoot your gun without gas.
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Dry firing your marker causes just the same amount of wear , as would shooting it normally , it is NOT recommended for ANY , repeat ANY !! Smokeless powder firearm !! ,or even Blackpowder (Muzzleloaders ) weapons . Yes that is good advice for a real centerfire,or rimfire weapon , but as far as markers , its a part of life , you need to when you lube your internals (gas valve ) , and I would Highly recommend not having your barrel on ,it will coat your bore with oil and you will want to clean your barrel again to remove the oil . Oh , By the Way , love the first part of your Sig , Carnivore all the way , LOL , why waste the binocular vision and omnivorous physiology !! Woot !!  "Where's the BEEF ?"
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