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Old 07-19-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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# 4 size wall anchors make perfect, economical snap caps for 22LR

The # 4 size wall anchors are surprisingly identical to the 22 LR round in all dimensions....and the extractor works on these. Remarkable.

Home Depot sells a package of 100 count of these for something like $3.79..... a lot less than true purpose built snap caps. Nice soft plastic, too. You can re-use them by rotating the rim, but at this cost you can use new frequently. Another plus is the yellow ( "Safety") color, so you can sneak a peek in the chamber to see if they are loaded. See here for pic-->





Lowes and other box hardware stores seem to sell something similar, but the package is much smaller quantity and only with the mating screws it seems....for a lot more money.

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That's an interesting idea!
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Great idea. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the great tip

Got them at Home Depot, 100 #4-6 X 7/8" Ribbed Plastic Anchors, for less than $4.00. Using them in a Colt 1911 22. Have used one through 5 dry fires and the plastic is still firm where the firing pin hit it. The ejector throws them out when you rack the slide, and they'll even feed from the magazine so you can put a fresh one into the chamber by simply racking the slide. A real money saver and a great way to dry fire a .22 rimfire.
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Been using them in my .22 revolvers for years, but never thought of trying them in my pistol. Great idea! Especially using yellow.
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The real surprise is that I posted this 4 years ago....and it took this long to gain traction. In any event, I find these useful in all manner of 22's....even bolt guns to avoid dry firing damage. Glad you all like the idea....sure saves some coin ...
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22 magnum

Will these wall anchors work in a 22 magnum revolver? If so, that's a great solution to my problem.
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If the base (rim diameter and thickness) of the magnum cartridge is the same as 22LR ( which I think it is)....I can't see why not. At $4 for a 100-pack...why not simply try? You'd have plenty left over for your 22LR guns.
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Ballistics?
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Penetrates drywall...no problem.
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