Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Lyle, Aug 21, 2021.
Almost considered making my own but looks way too tedious and they’re ugly and leave nasty residue according to the YouTube videos I watched. I like making my own shooting stuff but not percussion caps.
I have been making my own caps for several months. I don’t care if they are ugly, I only care if they work. After several different experiments I found a system that works well. I now have about 95% successful ignition. For my informal shooting in the desert this is acceptable. I still have commercial caps available if I need a more reliable cap.
Now if I could find musket caps ……..!
Havent fired the new caps yet.. i hope theyre good. They look very dirty compared to those german caps
1200 should get me through a very long time lol. Now i just wish i could find 457 lead balls. I havent seen any in ages.
Grafs has one Lee 457 mold left.
They had Remington #10 in there retail store last week. $10 something a can.
Plenty of musket caps to be had. I just received an order of 5k.
In other words, tough to find. I don’t even know if they’re still even being produced considering Remington’s demise.
I'm a fan of remmy 10's myself but RWS 1075+ are darn good caps. They fit great on slixshot or standard nips. The only negative compared to remmys is the rws are a little bit shorter fitting but the rws 1075+ are MUCH hotter then the remmys and tighten up my groups considerably believe it or not!
Ive got Slix shot on my working guns. I’ll have to try those 1075s thanks for the tip.
No problem brother, you won't be disappointed
As i said in my other post i bought like 10 packs of remington 10s at bass pro and cabelas like a week ago.. they must still be being made.
Can confirm, just now bought 6 packs of Remington#10 at my local Cabela's (Ohio) and there are still plenty left. Funny thing is I called just yesterday and was told by the gun dept. there were none in stock nor would they be getting any in. Was in the store today for something completely different, glad I checked anyway.
This is a c9mmon occurrence with basspro/cabelas.. theyre employees are idiots.. snd they dont scan or keep track of stock.
I wouldnt trust a word anyone of those dimwits say that works at those stores.. because ive noticed this at 4 of them.. and others say the same thing. Including you.
I got 10 packs and both stores had like 7 or so each left too
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