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PostSubject: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 4:07 pm

Any advantage of one over the other. Can you use the same nipple on a CVA Hawke? Mainly just curious.

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 4:13 pm

Much better off with #11! Musket caps are pretty darn to find these days and now cci and other companies have switched them over to reenactor use style which are very weak and made to fire blanks. If anything, order some real black powder and you wont be able to wipe the smile off your face.

Sub powders like pyrodex, t7, really react well with a Knight red hot nipple.
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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 4:27 pm

I personally like musket caps. Longer flame burn. It makes it easy for me, because I can get the RSW musket caps locally, and they're cheap. You do need a musket cap nipple to use them.

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 5:14 pm

Jon, didn't you put a hot nipple on the first CVA I bought from you. Sometimes we have a failure to ignite even after firing a couple of caps prior to loading and seating the cap like you told me. I am still learning a lot about percussion caps and powder. We have been using Pyrodex RS. I have purchased some Geox, is the cleanup about the same or more intense?

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 5:27 pm

thats a hot shot nipple. RS can be a little stubborn to set off. The knight red hot would be a better choice for RS. I even get hang fires or pop, no fires with my hot shot nipple. Its better suited for black powder.

Clean up is about the same.
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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 5:29 pm

I really like Pyrodex ... for fertilizer. :tdown2

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 23rd 2015, 5:52 pm

No failures with musket caps. That's why I used them.

Pyrodex is less dirty than BP. You can shoot all day with no swabbing if you use the right patch lube. It is more corrisive than BP though. It needs to be cleaned well right away after shooting.

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 25th 2015, 7:16 pm

I like the musket caps, they seam to light off what ever I am shooting better, BP or Pyrodex. They are bigger and easer to handle when I forget my capper thingy, as I have done some this season.
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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 29th 2015, 8:44 am

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Much better off with #11! Musket caps are pretty darn to find these days ....

Sub powders like pyrodex, t7, really react well with a Knight red hot nipple.

I have shot #11 caps for many years, but some guns don't perform like one wants them too - then I switch to musket caps for the longer burn. I've pulled breech plugs trying to figure out why some guns would not perform like expected. We have found in a few cases on originals the angle wasn't like guns that performed well, don't know if that was the real reason or just freekin' wore out? (The Gun Guys, The Gun) ....

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PostSubject: Re: Percussion caps vs Musket caps   November 29th 2015, 2:13 pm

I prefer musket caps, a lot easier to handle and more flame reaching powder.
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