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Where did all the percussion caps go?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ldlfh7, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    I was looking around online for percussion caps #10 or #11 for my .44's and came up with nothing in stock. Reminds me of when centerfire/rimfire ammo began to disappear. Hopefully this is just temporary. I guess I will just have to check local gun store but the closest one is 75 miles away :mad:
  2. rcoolbaugh

    rcoolbaugh Active Member

    Have you tried Wal-Mart? I found a whole rack full of Winchester #11's (and 209's) at my local store. In retrospect I should have picked up more than 200 of each though!
  3. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    My local walmart decided to stop selling black powder firearms and accessories for whatever reason. Maybe I can find another walmart closer than the gun store. Thanks for the tip.
  4. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

    Ask the manager about it, i know at my walmart they take them off the shelf during forth of july about 2 weeks before and after the forth all black powder items seems to drop from the racks, then just after the forth the stuff starts to pop back up.

    I dont know if they do this for a reason or its just holiday things. Your walmart could be slow to bring them back around.

    I can get remington 10s and 11s and i can get CCI 10 and the winchester 11s from walmart. It shouldnt cost more then $1. to send if you need
  5. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    I will go chat with the wally world manager tonight. Hope all goes well.
  6. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    Just talked to the manager on the phone and he said the home office sends orders for percussion caps and the store cannot order them so the best I can do is wait until home office decides I need them :cuss:
  7. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

    Did you ask for the home office number? such a little item they could keep them behind the counter till you need them and come ask.

    What about this, can you have them sent from another store to your store?

    Sometimes they do that? worth a shot
  8. BullSlinger

    BullSlinger Well-Known Member

    You can order them online. Bad thing is ya got to pay a hazmat charge of around $27 (more or less). So if ya order em but a bunch.
  9. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    That's not exactly true - each Wal-Mart store manager determines the inventory for his store because the store's performance is the basis for his paycheck. If he thinks it's worth his time and effort (and will contribute to his bottom line) he can order it. The only restriction is he has to get it from the Wal-Mart warehouse (except for some local produce), so it may be that the warehouse is out.

    You may not have talked to the STORE manager - it may have been the sporting goods manager, who has no authority over inventory; ask to speak to the store manager.
  10. Pancho

    Pancho Well-Known Member

    I don't know this to be true but I believe that all of the ammunition manufacturers are directing their efforts toward the most popular rounds and neglecting guys like us. They are hesitant to add new employees because they figure that the current run on smokeless ammo is nothing to lean on for the long term.
    When and if shooters stop lining up to clear the shelves the manufacturers might return to producing for the needs of the muzzleloader
  11. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

    Well when i starting shooting with scopes the BP stuff was always around the scopes and attachment stuff. I wasnt into BP then so i didnt look at it much. Then all the sudden everything was gone they removed everything involving BP then i got into BP and i asked where it all went. They told me it was "seasonal" then it slowly all came back.

    I couldnt find much i could use shooting pistols i had everything else. I asked twice where are the percussion caps? Both guys behind the counter didnt even know what percussion caps were. Then all the sudden there were #11 winchester percussion caps on the rack like 5 tins of em.

    I told them the percussion caps is what fires the black powder charge how are the shooters who shoot this stuff going to fire this stuff without any percussion caps within a week they were on the shelf. Some one was listening :what:
  12. NineMilePete

    NineMilePete Well-Known Member

    I was at my local Sportsmans Warehouse a few days ago with the idea of purchasing a couple boxes of 0.451 roundballs. They were sold out of both 0.451 and 0.454s. They were also sold out of all revolver caps. I wondering if folks are stocking up on these items because of political issues.
    Sorry for venting, but it seems like I'm forced to order on-line most of the time.
  13. wap41

    wap41 Well-Known Member

    caps available

    I guess I should give up my source of cheap percussion caps that are available.3rd generation shooting supply has remington #11 percussion caps in stock.There is a limit of 2,000.per purchase but the great news is he sells them for 2.99 per tin and the haz mat fee is $27.50.So if you buy 2,000 with the haz mat fee they are less than$4.50 per 100 plus shipping.I hope I have enough before you guys run him out.
  14. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

    maybe this will be the next thing everyone will hoard and then i can buy some .22 ammo :p
  15. whughett

    whughett Well-Known Member

    Went there. What is the difference between the Rem #11 and the Rem #11 Rifle they have listed. Want them for revolver. I have few hundred Rem #11 but the tin is just labeled as #11, no use designation.
  16. wap41

    wap41 Well-Known Member


    the tins just say #11 the box says #11 for percussion guns,new hotter caps.nowhere does it say rifle.I tried one on my Ruger old army and on a rem1858 clone.They seem to fit fine,I turned the cylinder upside down and pounded it on my hand the caps didn't fall off.
  17. whughett

    whughett Well-Known Member

    Well I ordered the max, 2000. Confirming email stated that due to high volume on orders
    shipping would be delayed by a few days, haz mat by weeks..............guess I will just have to wait and see
  18. EljaySL

    EljaySL Well-Known Member

    And my understanding in general is that this retailer is very slow and also doesn't tend to email people when they ship. So maybe once a week put your order # into their website and it'll do a search by reference at UPS for you so you can get some heads up that it's arriving.
  19. Texas Moon

    Texas Moon Well-Known Member

    Usually buy caps at Bass Pro. They sell the ones I like.
    For the last 8 months they are always out. :cuss:
    I think the ammo panic has hit BP supplies too.
  20. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Well-Known Member

    I was at Kittery Trading Post over the weekend. They usually have a good supply of B/P items but not this time. No percussion caps at all.

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