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kayaktrapper



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PostSubject: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-26, 19:55

confused  rendeer there a lot of videos on YouTube on how to make black powder but I have not been able to find any on how to make percussion caps does anybody know how you would do it if there was a hard timeS  Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-26, 20:04

There used to be a tool a company sold where you'd use a pop can and form the shell and then glued in a paper snap cap, they stopped selling them quite a while ago. Tap O Cap is what it was called if I remember correctly. Some said they were not worth a damn, others had good luck. My advice, STOCK UP! Its the percussion locks main weakness once you run out.
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PostSubject: Re: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-26, 20:10

maybe I need to get a flint lockthank you
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PostSubject: Re: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-26, 20:17

Then they'll ban black powder.

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PostSubject: Re: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-27, 09:26

The tap o cap works quite well.

As for caps I sometimes use the red toy gun caps if I run out of caps at the wrong time.
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PostSubject: Re: home made percussion caps   home made percussion caps Empty2014-03-27, 10:28

Here are a couple of threads that go into detail about making your own caps.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=744119

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=744676

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