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Coalforge

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PostSubject: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-06, 21:19

I have a TC Hawken and had been using #11 caps and triple 7 powder. A friend suggested I might want to get a different nipple and try Musket Caps. What would be the advantage/disadvantage either way?
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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-06, 22:24

A little hotter spark, easier to handle. Cons - Super hard to find musket caps these days around here.
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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-06, 22:39

http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/sportsmans/CCI-Musket-Caps/productDetail/Powder-and-Primers/prod9999004982/cat100011

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John Neslen



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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-07, 08:05

The re-enactment musket caps shown in the link are light charged and nothing compared to regular musket caps. Not good for me in cold weather hunting.

John
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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-07, 08:29

Pricey, because you have to buy 1000 at a time and add in Hazmat too.

http://www.gamaliel.com/muzzlepercussioncaps/rws_musket_cap_1081_4_flange.asp

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-07, 19:29

@Coalforge wrote:
I have a TC Hawken and had been using #11 caps and triple 7 powder. A friend suggested I might want to get a different nipple and try Musket Caps. What would be the advantage/disadvantage either way?


Get a hotter nipple like Red-hot or Spitflire. Then get hotter caps like CCI-Mag or RWS Dynamit Nobel 1075s
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Ozwelder



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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-08, 02:36

I have fired about 1500 RWS 1075s and they are a ultra reliable  good hot cap.

If you are going to use  RWS 1075 caps be aware they are a fraction taller than No 11 caps and as such won't fit into a std. capper that takes no 11,s.


Ted Cash does make a capper that fits, however.

Oz
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Kentucky Colonel

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-16, 18:12

I know a guy who builds his own hot percussion caps out of Pepsi bottle caps.

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   percussion caps Empty2016-11-17, 19:24

I wish I could find the RWS musket .  Used to be able to get them here , but haven't seen any in a few years.
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