Muzzleloading Forum .....


Contact - Can't Login?
Login Name Post: Best percussion caps?        (Topic#205243)
bigbore442001 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1167
04-03-07 09:22 PM - Post#393598    


I need some opinions. Who makes the best percussion caps out there? Is it CCI? Is it RWS? Are there some that I don't know about?

 
Rebel 
Cannon
Posts: 7692
Rebel
04-03-07 09:27 PM - Post#393600    

    In response to bigbore442001

I always had good luck with CCI #11 magnums.

 
Huntin Dawg 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4685
Huntin Dawg
04-03-07 09:29 PM - Post#393602    

    In response to bigbore442001

I've never had a Remington cap fail.

HD

 
catman 
45 Cal.
Posts: 546
catman
04-03-07 10:19 PM - Post#393621    

    In response to Huntin Dawg

I switched from CCI #11 to Remingtons, I had a bad experience last year with the CCI's (maybe a bad lot) and tried the Remingtons and have had no problems. I will try CCI again someday I'm sure.

 
MikeC 
45 Cal.
Posts: 721
04-04-07 05:39 AM - Post#393692    

    In response to bigbore442001

I've had excellent luck with both CCI and RWS. RWS seems to fit a bit tighter which gives me the oppertunity to fit my nipples to them perfectly.

 
snake-eyes 
Cannon
Posts: 6441
snake-eyes
04-04-07 05:46 AM - Post#393694    

    In response to bigbore442001


bigbore,
I think I've used them all at one time or another and I always come back to the CCI#11
magnums.I have never had a problem with them.
snake-eyes

 
Soggy 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1262
Soggy
04-04-07 06:03 AM - Post#393696    

    In response to bigbore442001

CCI # 11 magnum............never failed me. The last time I counted I had 43 empty tins in my gun room and don't recall ever having a miss fire on account of the cap. (dry loaded a couple of times though ..but that had nothing to with the cap)

 
Titus 
45 Cal.
Posts: 767
Titus
04-04-07 06:20 AM - Post#393697    

    In response to bigbore442001

CCI no 10s and 11s. Had too many bad experiences with Sellier and Bellot. Failed a number of times, sometimes needing a third strike or even the fulminate fell out of the cap.

 
bigbore442001 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1167
04-04-07 08:04 AM - Post#393723    

    In response to Titus

I am inquiring because my Ruger Old Army had a number of misfires yesterday at the range. It seemed that it misfired at least 2 shots per cylinder. On the second strike, it would go off.

I may just need a new set of nipples as I heard the factory ones aren't all that great.

 
Will Bison 
40 Cal.
Posts: 152
04-04-07 08:30 AM - Post#393734    

    In response to bigbore442001

I use nothing but RWS German caps.

 
Titus 
45 Cal.
Posts: 767
Titus
04-04-07 08:59 AM - Post#393747    

    In response to bigbore442001

bigbore, just have a look at the size of the nipples. sometimes they are a bit big and the first strike will only seat them properly while the second one will detonate it. Also did you fire caps only before you began to ensure open flasholes?

 
Greenmtnboy 
62 Cal.
Posts: 2582
Greenmtnboy
04-04-07 09:10 AM - Post#393753    

    In response to Rebel

  • Rebel Said:
I always had good luck with CCI #11 magnums.


It's all I use as well, never had a hang fire with mags, have had hangs with reg caps both CCI and Remington.


 
Headhunter 
45 Cal.
Posts: 585
04-04-07 09:24 AM - Post#393759    

    In response to Greenmtnboy

I use CCI #11 Magnums too.

Headhunter

 
JimOH 
40 Cal.
Posts: 291
04-04-07 12:54 PM - Post#393825    

    In response to bigbore442001

It depends. CCI Magniums are the hottest, good if you have a rifle with a patented breech where sometimes the added power is needed to blast through crud in the bottom. However, if you have a gun with a light hammer fall then Remington can't be beat. They never misfire, and are nearly as hot as the CCI Magnums. I have two pistols that I have to use Remingtons in and they never misfire, but if I use CCI or German caps they will quite often require 2 hammer falls to shoot. I also use Remingtons in my Rugar Old Army for the same reason-dependability.

 
spottedpony 
40 Cal.
Posts: 131
04-04-07 03:50 PM - Post#393880    

    In response to bigbore442001

I've never had a Remington cap misfire, CCI's both magnum and regular, ive had misfires, even after turning a nipple so they seat fully.
Just trying the RWS now, they seem to be a bit smaller & required 2 hammer strikes until i put the nipple i'd turned down back in one rifle.
i get better accuracy with Remingtons too (over cci) but so far accuracy with the RWS seems to be on par with Rem's.
For me though i'd say Remingtons are the most reliable.

 
O.S.O.K. 
40 Cal.
Posts: 376
O.S.O.K.
04-04-07 03:55 PM - Post#393882    

    In response to bigbore442001

I use CCI mags too - I always put the caps on and then run the nipples under the hammer and press them down good with the hammer- pointed downrange of course! No misfires and I'm even using Pyrodex P propellant.

 
Landngroove 
45 Cal.
Posts: 552
Landngroove
04-04-07 04:48 PM - Post#393893    

    In response to bigbore442001

I prefer Remington # 11 caps. They seem to fit better than either CCI, or RWS.

 
Slake 
45 Cal.
Posts: 651
04-04-07 05:04 PM - Post#393907    

    In response to bigbore442001

I use mostly CCI's becuase they are everywhere when buying. I got to say I think I've only had three or four failures in many many years and they were Remingtons but in their defense I think something happend the whole can so I tossed them all out. I've never had a failure with CCI's

 
Pyrodex 
40 Cal.
Posts: 127
04-04-07 05:19 PM - Post#393910    

    In response to Titus

Since I use Pyrodex ,I use a hot CCI #11 cap.The Remington #11 is also good.

 
smokin .50 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4471
smokin .50
04-04-07 06:08 PM - Post#393940    

    In response to bigbore442001

Just a couple of thoughts on the missfires:

1. Maybe there was too much oil in the nipples (if you didn't cap-off first).
2. Maybe caps got stuck on the surface of the hammer or as in my case, the surface that the hammer falls on to. With my Colt Walker, I sometimes have a slight accumulation of fired caps get onto the channel where the hammer drops BEFORE it even reaches the nipples. This causes extremely light hits on the caps. On a second go-around with the wheelgun, the caps fire fine. If this is the case with the Ruger, both your caps and your nipples could be just fine.
3. If the caps are firing and the load isn't it could be just dirty nipples. When I clean my gun I always use Butch's BP Boreshine and I take off the nipples and soak them in the solution. Then I use a nipple pick to make sure everything is O-K. I don't use oil inside the nipples...never have! But I do oil the threads of the nipples as I re-install them into the revolver.

For the Walker I use CCI #11 Magnum caps. For the trade rifles I use Remington #11 caps. Never had a traceable missfire with either...always my fault (dry-balled once) .

Hope this helps, Dave

 
Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Print Topic


3240 Views
Welcome Guest...
Enter your Login Name and password to login. If you do not have a username you can register one here

Login Name

Password

Remember me. Help



Login Not Working?...

Registered Members
Total: 31537
Todays
Birthdays
11-19Darkhorse
11-19Eddie Southgate
11-19Raedwald
11-19Old Mikey B
11-19hobowonkanobe
11-19mmutarelli
Current Quote
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
~ Sir Winston Churchill

PRIVACY POLICY
FusionBB™ Version 3.0 FINAL | ©2003-2010 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.177 seconds.   Total Queries: 77  
All times are (GMT-6.0). Current time is 08:14 PM
Top