Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by armoredman, Apr 14, 2021.
Do you live in the Phoenix area? What did you think of their shop? It’s been several years since I have been in their shop.
Nice to hear Thunderstick mentioned. I've been a customer for over 20 years and they always have a good supply of muzzleloader supplies. By the way, if any of you are near Tucson, Our club, Old Pueblo Muzzleloaders, is having a match at Three Points this Sunday. Would love to see some new faces.
Yes the CCI magnum #11's do sit high. On my 1860, they are too close to the recoil shield. On my '62 there's plenty of room, and work okay on that gun, although it's favorite is the Remington #10, of which I'm almost out. I'll also add that anytime you change nipples, you might/may/possibly want to re-test different caps.
I keep hearing about replacing nipples on these revolvers. Outside of buying 6 for a spare cylinder that had none and 6 for a cylinder that had mismatch nipples in height all my 15 or so cap revolvers wear the mfgs originals. Am I the only one?
Most people i know use the stock nipples.ive always bought stainless for my girls. Put em on my first cap and ball a few years ago and never had a misfire not even once.
So replacing the nipples... Is it necessary? No not at all.
But i still do it ;-)
TRC? I used to work out there part time when I lived in Marana. LONG time ago and only part time.
I haven't ever replaced any nipples other than a few revolvers I acquired with some or all missing, or extremely damaged.
I've even salvaged well mushroomed nipples that perform perfectly fine.
) But, since drilling a hole in one side of them seemed to help quite a bit in that respect, I'll try some slixshots on it, since they are making them at last for the pocket-pistols.
I’ve had no problems with stock Uberti cones, even after firing maximal charges of 777. These parts are not as expendable as some believe. And they can be made to work reliably when you find a good match of powder and cap. Overloading increases blowback, which tends to throw brass fragments directly under the hammer and into the action. Loaded with adequate powder (23 grains or less of Goex, 21 grains or less of 777), I’ve rarely had cap jams.
I'm hoping you are referring to in a .36 cal & not a .44.
I say that because nothing against a .36 (I have several) but my impression is that far more folks end up with .44s and some may not realize your point.
Not quite THAT long ago - I moved up from there about 15 years ago. Might be worth a trip back down there. What time do you guys get started? Coming from the CG area.
We get started at 8am. Hope you can make it.
I certainly do mean .36!
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