Whatcha payin for percussion caps?


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Quickdraw McGraw
November 12, 2008, 07:08 PM
I stopped at the local gun shop at lunchtime to pick up some CCI #11's. There were out but did have a few Remingtons for $6.99 per 100 :what:. I about crapped myself. Told the guy I would wait for the CCI's staggered back to work.

Going to Clearfield, PA tomorrow so I am going to check out Grice Gun Shop. If they are that much I will have to see about making a purchase of powder (black and smokeless), primers, and caps to get them at a reasonable price.

Just curios where y'all are getting your caps and how much ya paying?

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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
November 12, 2008, 08:05 PM
Well here in the Kansas City Mo. area, around 40.00 CCI 11 Arkansas
around 36.00 Friendship In. 40.00-65.00 I was lucky to buy 10,000
for 35.00 I have been thing about the "Tap-a-Cap" divice also. Flints
have really gone up too. 2.50 each. Oh that was 35 a thousdand not
35.00 for the whole 10,000.

Mike OTDP
November 12, 2008, 08:43 PM
About $40/1000. I normally buy at the N-SSA Nationals.

armoredman
November 12, 2008, 08:48 PM
I had to order mine, paid $7.50 each.

Voodoochile
November 12, 2008, 09:03 PM
The last time I bought Caps, was about 2-3 months ago at the Gander Mountain for about $5.00 a tin of Remington #11's

Looks like I need to stock up for the long haul.

Shotgun Willy
November 12, 2008, 09:21 PM
I checked out Bass pro, for funnies, and figured out they're insane. I don't remember the actual price, just :eek:.

Sportsmane Wharehouse has better prices, around here. I've been buyint the little 1075 German caps, in the red plastic container, for $3.69/100. CCI's are just over a dollar more.

Tomahawk674
November 12, 2008, 09:42 PM
I'm paying a little over $3.00 for CCI #11, from a mom & pop place, literally half of the other prices in town.

1858rem
November 12, 2008, 09:56 PM
was payin 2.89/100 #11 but when the store jumped to 5.25 i bought out what they had at that price(2.89) then i went across town to a different shop i knew wasnt a big bp seller an got a pack/1000 #10 for 30 bucks:neener: so now i got about ~1800 primers for bp, recently been lookin for cartridge primers too cause i gotta conversion cylinder, found some WLP for 3.29/100, some federal for 2.99/100 and a box of 1000 CCI 300's for 36$ total of 2300 lol, i think im set for a little while:evil::D:cool:

dispatch55126
November 12, 2008, 10:46 PM
Not to hijack, but how long will they last in the tin?

1858rem
November 12, 2008, 11:17 PM
at least 4 years hopefully lol

arcticap
November 12, 2008, 11:21 PM
I'll bet that they'll last a lifetime or two, or longer if the tin doesn't disintegrate.
Now please don't ask me how long a life time is because I'm only making a guesstimateofitforthefunofitanyway! :D

1858rem
November 12, 2008, 11:26 PM
im waterproofin em' cause i think there will be floods or sumptin' when the end of the world comes about lol

frontiergander
November 13, 2008, 12:13 AM
$4.18 for cci mag #11s and $4.98 for remington #11

gotgcoalman
November 13, 2008, 12:52 AM
Here in the UK remington no 10's are 4.95/100
about $9.

Us Brits are getting ripped off lol :cuss:

Hellgate
November 13, 2008, 01:33 AM
Gameliel(?) shooting supply has Remington #10 for about $4.10/100 but that is the case price of 5000 caps.

Shotgun Willy
November 13, 2008, 04:43 AM
Quote:
how long will they last in the tin?


A couple of years ago, I found some I'd gotten in about '78. They still went off, after 30 years in non-climate controlled areas (garage and attic).

Voodoochile
November 13, 2008, 04:52 AM
I've had caps that I had bought about 15 years ago that was the same as Shotgun said, they went off quite nicely.

Quickdraw McGraw
November 13, 2008, 10:03 PM
Stopped at another shop I thought would have them but NOPE! Only had #10's - no #11's. got one other place to check then I'll have to order them off of the internet. The said their price was $5.99/1,000. :what:

I'll try to find a place that has smokless powder, black powder, primers, and caps so I can make full use of hazmat fee!

1858rem
November 13, 2008, 11:38 PM
5.99/100 or 59.99/1000? if you found some for 5.99/1000 I'm headed that way to buy 'im out lol

bonza
November 14, 2008, 11:23 AM
I bought a thousand RWS 1075 caps from Sportsman's Warehouse this past August for $32.90 + tax. I already had a couple of thousand at home, but I bought them as it seemed like a good price. Seems like a good investment to me anyway.

sundance44s
November 14, 2008, 11:51 AM
I also bought a case of the RWS caps at Sportsmans warehouse they are good hot caps ...I could tell when I poped a few they were hotter than the CCI``S I`ve been useing ...No duds so far eaither ..They don`t fit very well on any of my revolvers ...but work fine on my rifles .

Quickdraw McGraw
November 14, 2008, 06:24 PM
Called around today and finally found some CCI #11's. They were $3.55 per 100. :what: Told them I'd be there after work to get a couple 1,000. :D When I got there they only had 6 tins. :cuss:

They also have 'german' percussion caps. They are only $2.98 per 100. I got 1 to try out. If they work they'll be my new caps (for that price). Package say "100 vorderlader-Zundhutchen" No 1075 plus. There gold with green material on the inside. They also have a "U' on them just like the CCI's have a "C". Anyone ever use them?

Shotgun Willy
November 14, 2008, 06:30 PM
If they're packaged in a red plastic 'tin', then that's what I've been buying. They've performed better for me than the cci's have.

sundance44s
November 14, 2008, 06:31 PM
QuickDraw ..you bought the ones I bought I thought mine were the RWS brand ...but took another look at the tins ...#1075 Dynamit Nobel`s ...Like I said ..they are hotter than the CCI`s ..I wish they fit my Revolver nipples better ...but we can pinch them for the price ..

Quickdraw McGraw
November 14, 2008, 06:43 PM
QuickDraw ..you bought the ones I bought I thought mine were the RWS brand ...but took another look at the tins ...#1075 Dynamit Nobel`s ...Like I said ..they are hotter than the CCI`s ..I wish they fit my Revolver nipples better ...but we can pinch them for the price ..

That's Them!! Can't wait to try em out. For $2.98 I'll buy all they have of those!! ;)

Coyote Hunter
November 14, 2008, 06:57 PM
I just get mine at walmart. Was just Black Powder season here in KY with another coming in December. They usually have the remingtons for about $6.00 and after december, they go on sale. I usually pic up a years supply by going with the wifey and dropping them into the basket during this time of year. Little things usually go unnoticed :D

mykeal
November 14, 2008, 08:02 PM
RWS and Dynamit Nobel are the same company. They are good quality caps; they tend to be between No. 10 and No. 11's, favoring the larger size a bit.

Mike 56
November 16, 2008, 10:31 AM
I like Remingtion #10 caps for my revolvers they are 5.95/100 at Bass Pro Shops. I been using Big Bang plastic toy caps for my 50 cal rifle they barely fit a #11 nipple and fit a #10 nipple well. They work real well in my rifle with Pyrodex or Goex. I bought a whole bunch last year at the dollar store for1.00/320

Mike

sundance44s
November 16, 2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks Mykeal ..I thought I had heard the 2 companys were one in the same these days . I`ve also heard they have improved on quality ...Back in my early days , I didn`t care much for these caps I use to buy these at DixieGunWorks way back when in the 70`s ...but after useing a tin of these ..Big Improvement ...and the price is right .

Hellgate
November 16, 2008, 01:52 PM
Mike,
How do you use Big Bang caps on a rifle? Are you making your own caps or what?
Geeze, I just bought 5K Rem#10s @ $4.30/100.

Mike 56
November 16, 2008, 07:41 PM
Their is i think eight caps in a circle you break them off one at a time and use them like CCI caps. They are for toy cap guns. They are a bit small for #11 nipples but you can stretch them on. They #10 nipples good.

Mike

Quickdraw McGraw
November 16, 2008, 08:14 PM
Are these the RWS caps you folks are referring to?

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee267/Metzy84/Black%20Powder/102_1561.jpg

They are dirt cheap (less than $3.00 per 100) around here. I got 100 to try on my 58 Remington NMA. If they work I'll be stocking up.

Not to hijack the thread but does anyone know what size caps (RWS or CCI) a Uberti Walker takes? I may be picking a used one up this week, if its still there. :confused: Saw one last week for a decent price and should have grabbed it. Hopefully I'll get my grubby little paws on 'er this week!! :D

mykeal
November 16, 2008, 09:10 PM
Yes, those are RWS caps.

My two Walkers (one Uberti, one ASM) both take CCI No. 10 caps, although the fit is pretty tight; they can require some extra force to seat them as fouling builds up. The RWS caps work well also.

Hellgate
November 17, 2008, 12:44 AM
My two Uberti Walkers and Dragoon all take the Remington #10 cap perfectly (nice, easy snug up).

Smokin_Gun
November 17, 2008, 02:32 AM
CCI caps jumped from $3.50 a tin of 100 to $4.89...

SG

Ratdog68
November 17, 2008, 09:22 PM
Just paid $4.99/100 for CCI #11s.

Hellgate
November 18, 2008, 07:33 PM
Quickdraw,
I just looked in my shooting notes and found which of my guns the RWS 1075s fit:
Uberti Walkers, Uberti Rem NMAs, ASM 44cal '51 Navies, Pietta 44cal brass frame '51 Navy, & Treso nipples.

The CCI#11s fit the Uncle Mike's/Butler Creek replacement nipples, ASM 44cal '51 Navies, & Thunder Ridge SS replacement nipples (not Treso)

The Remington#10 caps fit everything.

Quickdraw McGraw
November 18, 2008, 07:53 PM
Quickdraw,
I just looked in my shooting notes and found which of my guns the RWS 1075s fit:
Uberti Walkers, Uberti Rem NMAs, ASM 44cal '51 Navies, Pietta 44cal brass frame '51 Navy, & Treso nipples.

The CCI#11s fit the Uncle Mike's/Butler Creek replacement nipples, ASM 44cal '51 Navies, & Thunder Ridge SS replacement nipples (not Treso)

The Remington#10 caps fit everything.

Thanks Hellgate, hopefully this time tomorrow I'll be the owner of brand spankin new (new to me) Uberti Colt Walker. Heading north about 75 miles. There is a nice gun shop there I check out frequently. It was there last week. Keepin my fingers crossed!

scrat
November 19, 2008, 09:53 PM
way too much its like 3.00 at the gun range

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