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I still have three pounds of Old Eynsford on the shelf, but was starting to get worried. Experimented with 70 grains of Triple 7 fff with a REAL bullet in my T/C Hawken .45 yesterday. With CCI magnum #11 caps, the charges went off about half the time. You basically have to load the gun, fire a cap to clear the channel and then put another cap on it. Accuracy was good enough, but with caps in short supply, I balked at having to use twice as many as I should have needed to use.

My "work around" was to put ten grains of fff Old Eynsford into the barrel first, topped by 60 grains of fff Triple Seven under the REAL bullet. This seemed to cure the misfire problem. This works OK when "hunting" water-filled gallon jugs, but probably less workable in the field. The black powder substitutes like Pyrodex and Triple Seven seem to be geared toward use with inline guns.

I gather that Estes plans to be marketing Old Eynsford again, which I am thankful for. Never had much use for model rockets, but as Estes is keeping Goex in business, I think I might have to purchase a Saturn V or two just to say "thanks".
 
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I still have three pounds of Old Eynsford on the shelf, but was starting to get worried. Experimented with 70 grains of Triple 7 fff with a REAL bullet in my T/C Hawken .45 yesterday. With CCI magnum #11 caps, the charges went off about half the time. You basically have to load the gun, fire a cap to clear the channel and then put another cap on it. Accuracy was good enough, but with caps in short supply, I balked at having to use twice as many as I should have needed to use.

My "work around" was to put ten grains of fff Old Eynsford into the barrel first, topped by 60 grains of fff Triple Seven under the REAL bullet. This seemed to cure the misfire problem. This works OK when "hunting" water-filled gallon jugs, but probably less workable in the field. The black powder substitutes like Pyrodex and Triple Seven seem to be geared toward use with inline guns.

I gather that Estes plans to be marketing Old Eynsford again, which I am thankful for. Never had much use for model rockets, but as Estes is keeping Goex in business, I think I might have to purchase a Saturn V or two just to say "thanks".
I only really use subs in revolvers anymore, with the direct flash channel it's reliable for range blasting

I had tried Pyrodex in some of my T/C's and I had some split second hang fires, I bought a Mag Spark back when shotgun primers were easy to get.

I tried Pyrodex RS in my ArmiSport CS Richmond and after 3 shots it basically just stopped working.
 
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Goex has had an ad in MB since they closed. My guess would be they had paid for a year's worth ahead of time.

Nice to see the one on the inside cover has "Estes Energetics" in the bottom RH corner.

As for caps, my local shop finally got in some Remington which is what I prefer. However, I was told they were moving their plant out of New York and these were made by CCI! $12.50 per hundred. I don't think I'm ever going to see them at $6.99 again.

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Goex has had an ad in MB since they closed. My guess would be they had paid for a year's worth ahead of time.

Nice to see the one on the inside cover has "Estes Energetics" in the bottom RH corner.

As for caps, my local shop finally got in some Remington which is what I prefer. However, I was told they were moving their plant out of New York and these were made by CCI! $12.50 per hundred. I don't think I'm ever going to see them at $6.99 again.

Walt
Winchester caps are just rebranded CCI and I guess Remington is doing the same thing.
 
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Remington guns are made in Ilion, NY. Caps and ammo are made at Lonoke, Arkansas. CCI are made in Lewiston, Idaho. Vista now owns both companies but the caps are made at different facilities and made to different dimensions. I very much doubt the Remington caps are rebranded.
 

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Remington guns are made in Ilion, NY. Caps and ammo are made at Lonoke, Arkansas. CCI are made in Lewiston, Idaho. Vista now owns both companies but the caps are made at different facilities and made to different dimensions. I very much doubt the Remington caps are rebranded.
Agree, side by side they look different.
 

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I still have three pounds of Old Eynsford on the shelf, but was starting to get worried. Experimented with 70 grains of Triple 7 fff with a REAL bullet in my T/C Hawken .45 yesterday. With CCI magnum #11 caps, the charges went off about half the time. You basically have to load the gun, fire a cap to clear the channel and then put another cap on it. Accuracy was good enough, but with caps in short supply, I balked at having to use twice as many as I should have needed to use.

My "work around" was to put ten grains of fff Old Eynsford into the barrel first, topped by 60 grains of fff Triple Seven under the REAL bullet. This seemed to cure the misfire problem. This works OK when "hunting" water-filled gallon jugs, but probably less workable in the field. The black powder substitutes like Pyrodex and Triple Seven seem to be geared toward use with inline guns.

I gather that Estes plans to be marketing Old Eynsford again, which I am thankful for. Never had much use for model rockets, but as Estes is keeping Goex in business, I think I might have to purchase a Saturn V or two just to say "thanks".
Dale
I had same experience with my TC Hawken 45. I was running moose milk dampened patch followed by dry patch. Using goex 3f BP. I read on forum about using denatured alcohol between and haven't had misfire since
Brent
 

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Remington guns are made in Ilion, NY. Caps and ammo are made at Lonoke, Arkansas. CCI are made in Lewiston, Idaho. Vista now owns both companies but the caps are made at different facilities and made to different dimensions. I very much doubt the Remington caps are rebranded.
I don't think Remington is doing anything in The NY Socialist State anymore
 

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I stocked up on caps for the last two years with Remington #10’s and CCI #11’s but Midway wants a101.99 + Hazmat that’s just over the top I guess old Larry P pulled that number out of his Ace. Things are really BAD…
 

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I stocked up on caps for the last two years with Remington #10’s and CCI #11’s but Midway wants a101.99 + Hazmat that’s just over the top I guess old Larry P pulled that number out of his Ace. Things are really BAD…
Yeah, that's why we make our own. Stocked up for 4 years previous to this crap shoot in the WH!
 
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I have easy access to CCI #11's for now, and I stocked up. If I manage to go through what I have and there's another cap shortage , I guess I'll get the flintlock muskets out since I have enough 1f to supply a Battalion.
 

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