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I've been using this straight capper and I've reached my stress limit with it. First the caps are a pain to load with larger hands then for some reason caps end up on their side. So I'm wondering what everyone else is using or is there an easier way to load these type of capper.
 

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Cappers are picky as to the size of caps we try to use in them. Too long, they won't feed, too short, they turn on their side. Adjust the "fingers" that hold the caps too lose, you'll lose caps. Too tight? ...well, you get the picture. One size doesn't fit all, and even caps marked #10,11,12..whatever can be of different lengths.

The "Ted Cash" type cappers are pretty neat.
 
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Ted Cash makes a variety of different cappers , all authentic in style and of high quality , I'd only use a straightline for capping a revolver . The other cappers with either flip or spin off lids are great , you just pour in the caps and shake the capper till they are all sitting open side up then replace the lid , no fiddling with oily fingers .
 
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I make mine out of leather strips. One "center strip" with 3/16 holes punched near the edge and slit to the edge to hold the caps, with two wider strips sandwiching the center strip to hold the caps and keep them "water tight". To use just pull out the center strip and place the cap on the nipple and pull the leather off.Here is a picture of a short one I use for hunting, I have made them up to twenty five holes for trail walks.First picture is of a gun case posted by mistake
 

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I am "Old School". I prefer a leather capper, they will handle any size cap and never jam.
I make mine out of leather strips. One "center strip" with 3/16 holes punched near the edge and slit to the edge to hold the caps, with two wider strips sandwiching the center strip to hold the caps and keep them "water tight". To use just pull out the center strip and place the cap on the nipple and pull the leather off.Here is a picture of a short one I use for hunting, I have made them up to twenty five holes for trail walks.First picture is of a gun case posted by mistake
I might have to try one of these. Thanks
 
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I have several cappers to choose from when I leave my flint lock rifles in the safe. I prefer the Ted Cash Oval Capper for my rifles with open access for the nipple and easy secure insertion. The oval capper holds all brands of caps from CCI #11s to RWS 1075 to Remmington #10 and 11 caps. I used a leather capper hung around my neck for woods walks and loading from the pouch. For revolvers, I like the plastic 3D printed star cappers. They fit into the deeper recesses of the revolver's cylinder. The linear cappers work on most Colt revolvers but not necessarily on the Remmington revolvers.

 

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