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PostSubject: percussion caps   November 6th 2016, 9:19 pm

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   November 6th 2016, 10:24 pm

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   November 6th 2016, 10:39 pm


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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   November 7th 2016, 8:05 am

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.

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   November 7th 2016, 8:29 am

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   November 7th 2016, 7:29 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   November 8th 2016, 2:36 am

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.

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   November 16th 2016, 6:12 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: percussion caps   November 17th 2016, 7:24 pm

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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