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Mail Ordering Caps?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Foto Joe, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Foto Joe

    Foto Joe Well-Known Member

    So I'm down on the Coastal Bend of Texas and I've run myself out of CCI #11's. I haven't found a gun shop anywhere around here that can even spell Black Powder let alone supply me with anything I need so....

    I'm gonna have to mail order caps which I've never done before. I know I'm going to get dinged on haz-mat fees but I don't have a lot of choice. I need some recommendations for who has the best service etc. for mail ordering percussion caps.


  2. Fingers McGee

    Fingers McGee Well-Known Member

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  3. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    1. Powder Valley is a large supplier that ships up to 48 pounds of powder and primers for one Hazmat fee. They currently only list Remington #10's in stock for $4.45 under the heading primers, and have all of the CCI caps in stock.


    2. Gamaliel has the Remington #11's in stock but not the #10's, and also has RWS and CCI in stock.

    http://www.gamaliel.com/pc_combined...ion caps)|and|&search_keyword=percussion caps

    3. R&R Arms has both #10 & #11 Remington caps available but they're also the most expensive of the three:

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

  5. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    Here's the cheapest you are gonna find anywhere BUT(!) they are the GREEN LABEL older Remington # 10 or 11 caps with the gold foil seal inside the cap. They work fine and may be old stock but so far no problems with the 5K I am using. Their photo shows the newer black label cap tin but what I got were the greens.

  6. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    I have used powder valley twice before and they are a pleasure to deal with in my experience. In North California I can't find a tin of caps for under $8 a tin so I order all mine from powder valley. Good stuff right there!

  7. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    When I asked a similar question regarding regular primers I received a lot of advice to go to powdervalley.
  8. joe4702

    joe4702 Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Powder Valley. Go in with some friends to amortize the hazmat and shipping fees over a larger order. They accidentally shorted me 1000 caps on a medium-sized order. I e-mailed them and they shipped out the caps the next day, no questions asked.
  9. FiveStrings

    FiveStrings Well-Known Member

    THere are Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World store locations in Harlingen, San Antonio, and two in the Houston area (Pearland and Katy). The Bass Pro stores I've been to have always reliably stocked basic BP inventory (caps, balls, BP sub powder, etc.). Depending on where you are, might be worth a trip to one of those stores.
  10. Foto Joe

    Foto Joe Well-Known Member

    Basically we're about 50 miles North of Corpus and I've got to go in to the city next week for tires on my bike so I'll see if there's a Bass Pro. I have had zero luck with the gun shops in the area.

    Worst case I'll order through Powder Valley.
  11. robhof

    robhof Well-Known Member

    If you don't see them on display, be sure to ask, as I know with B/p they keep it in special storage area and only get it out if you ask, and sometimes they're just slow about restocking, but will look if asked.
  12. nulook45

    nulook45 Well-Known Member

    Dont most Wal Marts sell Caps in the sporting goods section we get them there when the local fun shops are out 4.99 fir alittle tin
  13. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Some Wal-Marts only carry them during hunting season.
  14. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    Powder Valley is probably your best bet if you've got friends that reload. That way you could split up the cost of the hazmat shipping as joe4702 mentioned. I recon that would be the cheapest way to get caps if you and your buddies all stock up on primers, powder, and bullets. I'm actually looking for a handloader to do that with so the shipping wouldn't be too much for either for us. Whenever I order from them I always get 1000 Remington caps, I sure wish they sold .22s too. I'd order a bunch if they did!

  15. avan47

    avan47 Well-Known Member

  16. Nappers

    Nappers Well-Known Member

    Not sure how old this list is, but it's a muzzleloading list of ML clubs in Texas with phone numbers, maybe give one of them a shoutout! They may know a hot spot for caps where you are, which may help in our search for you.....


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