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Offline Pat/Rick

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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 10:17:04 PM »
I use CCI  #11 magnum caps on my Lyman Trade rifle, and all four of my Pietta Bros. revolvers with great success. It is seldom that I have a misfire, or have to double strike them. I use the nipple's that pietta sends with the guns.  I use a brass straight line capper, as I cap I pull out and down, that set's them just fine. Once in awhile I will pull a cap so it sits crooked, but just push it on with my thumb and shoot away.
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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 04:18:40 PM »
Try using the RWS 1075's. They are high end reliable and in-between the 2 in size. It's what a lot of the competition shooters use from what I understand.
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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 12:10:16 AM »
Ok so in my NAA revolver it is confirmed that Remington caps work 100% better than cci caps. I'm glad I bought 1000

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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 08:55:48 PM »
Ok so in my NAA revolver it is confirmed that Remington caps work 100% better than cci caps. I'm glad I bought 1000

I am going to try Winchester #11 mags in the NAA Earl.  They fit nicely.  I fell into a bunch at a NH Walmart when nothing else was around.  I'll report (pun intended) on performance (or lack thereof).
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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2014, 09:51:15 AM »
Ok so in my NAA revolver it is confirmed that Remington caps work 100% better than cci caps. I'm glad I bought 1000

I am going to try Winchester #11 mags in the NAA Earl.  They fit nicely.  I fell into a bunch at a NH Walmart when nothing else was around.  I'll report (pun intended) on performance (or lack thereof).

I have an Earl on order from NAA as of yesterday. Also the 22mag C&P with kit. Sounds like I will see the 22mag with kit within the next couple of weeks. The Earl I placed on order is the 5th one currently waiting to be made. Hopefully more people will order as that is what I was told motivates them to do a batch. Looking forward to hearing about your experience with it.
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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2014, 10:38:06 AM »
Ok so in my NAA revolver it is confirmed that Remington caps work 100% better than cci caps. I'm glad I bought 1000

I am going to try Winchester #11 mags in the NAA Earl.  They fit nicely.  I fell into a bunch at a NH Walmart when nothing else was around.  I'll report (pun intended) on performance (or lack thereof).

I have an Earl on order from NAA as of yesterday. Also the 22mag C&P with kit. Sounds like I will see the 22mag with kit within the next couple of weeks. The Earl I placed on order is the 5th one currently waiting to be made. Hopefully more people will order as that is what I was told motivates them to do a batch. Looking forward to hearing about your experience with it.
Remington #11 are the perfect caps.  I get a bang every time.  I had one instance where the cap popped but I didn't get ignition, further investigation determined that smokeless was clogging the nipple.  Cleared the nipple, new cap and bang.

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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2014, 10:13:47 PM »
Try using the RWS 1075's. They are high end reliable and in-between the 2 in size. It's what a lot of the competition shooters use from what I understand.
I also had very good luck with the RWS 1075's.....when I could get them.
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Re: Which caps work best?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2014, 07:17:16 AM »
Try using the RWS 1075's. They are high end reliable and in-between the 2 in size. It's what a lot of the competition shooters use from what I understand.
I also had very good luck with the RWS 1075's.....when I could get them.

Last time I bought them was from Taylor's. That was early last year. They weren't cheap as I remember. With shipping, hazmat and price came out to in-the-neighborhood of of 80.00 to 90.00 per 1000. Premium price but they are a premium primer. I bought 3,000 at the time. Along with my other #11's, CCI, CCI mag, Remington's, I have over 6,500. Currently have 1600 Remington #10's. I will buy more #10's as I see them when affordable but obviously don't "need" them. I am set for many years right now.

I find it perplexing how hard they are to find. It must not pay that much to produce them as ammo. The supply and demand also shows how people are wising up to being able to have something over nothing when it comes to firepower, since BP/muzzle loader is not regulated in the significant majority of states, at least for now.
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