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    Default I have a question about loading blanks

    I know it sounds weird but 30-06 blanks are very hard to come by and since I am a VFW member, we need blanks for funeral services. I have plenty of brass, powder and primers but don't know anything about blanks. Do any of you have any experience in this department? If so, please talk to me. We need blanks soon and I really don't want to let a family down if we have another funeral come up before we can find some.

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    or see about ordering snap caps??
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    i noticed this reply in the youtube page

    ''This is a good idea for anyone who uses their gun for home defense, load one of these into your gun when you hear an intruder, then a real shell. Fire the blank as a warning shot then if he wants to stay, use the real shell.''
    i don't think that's legal in florida to do as the law says firing a warning is illegal but what if it was just a blank to scare them out of your house but if that didn't work the next one would hurt.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
    i noticed this reply in the youtube page

    ''This is a good idea for anyone who uses their gun for home defense, load one of these into your gun when you hear an intruder, then a real shell. Fire the blank as a warning shot then if he wants to stay, use the real shell.''
    i don't think that's legal in florida to do as the law says firing a warning is illegal but what if it was just a blank to scare them out of your house but if that didn't work the next one would hurt.......
    And I wonder if the person who posted that reply realizes that a blank will not cycle a semi-automatic firearm without a blank adapter sealing off the end of the barrel because there is not enough pressure built up in the barrel because there is no bullet to block it. Absolutely almost the worst advice I have ever seen.
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    This place has the blanks for sale for $1 per round:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR:313618
    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
    i noticed this reply in the youtube page

    ''This is a good idea for anyone who uses their gun for home defense, load one of these into your gun when you hear an intruder, then a real shell. Fire the blank as a warning shot then if he wants to stay, use the real shell.''
    i don't think that's legal in florida to do as the law says firing a warning is illegal but what if it was just a blank to scare them out of your house but if that didn't work the next one would hurt.......
    And I wonder if the person who posted that reply realizes that a blank will not cycle a semi-automatic firearm without a blank adapter sealing off the end of the barrel because there is not enough pressure built up in the barrel because there is no bullet to block it. Absolutely almost the worst advice I have ever seen.
    Let alone completely off base from the op who needs it for funeral services...not home defense.
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    This actually comes up a lot, a google search for "30.06 blank ammo loading" will give you tons of results to poor through but this is one with good info:
    Blank 30-06 Load Data [Archive] - CMP Forums

    I have also read in many places that the VA or ARMY directly will supply free blanks for Veteran funeral services.
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    true that firefighten..''Let alone completely off base from the op who needs it for funeral services...not home defense.'' but sometimes conversations and finding answers does lead to other questions off original topic
    it's all good and makes learning fun too
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    thanks for the info everyone. We do need blanks that will cycle a semi-auto rifle so those home made ones will not work. We will continue to try to find some locally but if we can't find any, I will figure out how to load them

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    that's the wonderful thing about the www. one can learn how to make just about anything
    best wishes
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes:313687
    true that firefighten..''Let alone completely off base from the op who needs it for funeral services...not home defense.'' but sometimes conversations and finding answers does lead to other questions off original topic
    it's all good and makes learning fun too
    This is true, and yes its a good thing, but let's try not to hijack a thread on the first reply.
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