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PostSubject: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 4:49 am

So I've been shooting with my new TC Renegade twice since I got it.  It shoots pretty well and I've run fff Goex, Pyrex RS-P, as well as Triple 7 through it with round balls.  Biggest load I've done was about 100 grains of Pyrex P.  I've notice that the lock timing is great and the charge goes of instantly with all powders, I'm really happy with that! My issue is that after the charge goes off, I often find the gun in 1/2 cock.  The pressure of the charge must be blowing back a bit and lifting the hammer off the nipple, and putting it in 1/2 cock.  The gun was used and when I inspect the nipple, it has a larger opening than my nipples for my Lyman GPR.  I'm thinking that too much back pressure is getting through the nipple opening and causing this.  Anybody else have this happen?
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 5:05 am

Time to install a new nipple.
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 5:57 am

Mat:

I think you should put in a new nipple like a Uncle Mikes hot shot or spit fire.
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 7:01 am

New nipple should fix it unless the hammer spring has gotten weak.

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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 8:05 am

Not only will a new nipple keep the hammer from being blown to 1/2 cock it will also minimize the debris on the barrel, lock and shooting glasses --- you do wear eye protection, right?  With a new nipple your groups may be a little smaller, too. 
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 11:42 am

Seeing how you are shooting the sub powders, I'd highly suggest the Knight Red Hot nipple.
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 30th 2016, 1:24 pm

I picked up a spit fire nipple today. I'll let you know how it works out. Now that you mention it, when I shoot that gun, I get a ton of soot and crud on the outside of the barrel and stock. Way more than with my GPR.
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   January 31st 2016, 4:08 pm

hole in nipple bottom is to large
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 1st 2016, 7:05 am

I've installed the new nipple but haven't shot it yet.  It looks like somebody modified the old nipple by cutting down the height for some reason and drilled it out some.  The new nipple is taller and the hammer face to nipple geometry is much better now.  I'm looking forward to shooting it. I also bought a box of Hornaday Great Plains conicals for it, just to see how she handles them.  Those things are 425 grains in .54!
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 1st 2016, 8:56 am

TC nipples for the Renegade are very short. They give the hammer a more square hit on the nipple.

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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 1st 2016, 12:10 pm

As Muley stated, T/C Nipples are short.  Below is a comparison between a T/C and a Hot Shot:




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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 1st 2016, 6:08 pm

OK, yeah that's about the size difference between the one I took off and the new one I put on.  Hope there's no issues with the taller one.
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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 1st 2016, 6:23 pm

Works better than the original!

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PostSubject: Re: Renegade Caplock Question...   February 2nd 2016, 4:00 pm

Took it to the range today with the new spit fire nipple. It worked great, no-fails-to-fire and the hammer doesn't bump off the nipple into 1/2 cock anymore.
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