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Offline G Dog

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Re: Percussion caps I have known
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2017, 02:42:45 PM »
RWS 1075 is a #11 cap.
Which means that #10 is bigger than #11 (contrary to what you'd expect, i.e a 10 yrs old is older than an 11 yrs ???). There surely is a major confusion here.


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Re: Percussion caps I have known
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2017, 05:02:08 PM »
RWS 1075 is a #11 cap.
Which means that #10 is bigger than #11 (contrary to what you'd expect, i.e a 10 yrs old is older than an 11 yrs ???). There surely is a major confusion here.

RWS 1055 are #10 caps. Different manufacturers have different dimensions, sometimes dimensions vary between lot numbers of the same manufacturer.
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2017, 05:21:50 PM »
I had some of those CVA's in the plastic Tin, they were the worst I ever had. Dirty & lots of misfires.
Have had good luck with CCI & Remington, but you need to watch the Remington's for missing charge.

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Re: Percussion caps I have known
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2017, 05:54:54 PM »
Have had good luck with CCI & Remington, but you need to watch the Remington's for missing charge.

That's my only gripe with Remington. I much prefer CCI when I can get them.
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Re: Percussion caps I have known
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2017, 08:40:03 PM »
RWS 1075 is a #11 cap.
Which means that #10 is bigger than #11 (contrary to what you'd expect, i.e a 10 yrs old is older than an 11 yrs ???). There surely is a major confusion here.
Len, as a retired electrician I can tell you the size of wire increases as the number gets smaller also. Thus #12 wire is larger than #18; so it's not only cap sizes that are confusing.