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Yep, we are well into the second great muzzleloader supplies buying panic. Many, if not most, muzzleloader shooters learned nothing from the first panic; they failed to stock up.

i've been helping local hunters and shooters mostly with stuff i will never use. Yesterday i gave away two CVA musket cap nipples and the last of the musket caps. Tomorrow a hunter is coming for a pound of Scheutzen for his flintlock.
 
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While I may disagree with @Sun City on who to blame for the cap shortage, I am in full agreement with him in that if one only needs 100 caps for one or two years' worth of shooting, he should not have to buy 1000 caps and paying the shipping and haz mat charges to get 10 times the number of caps he needs. I would gladly make caps available from my stock if we lived close enough to make the exchange. Surely there are members of the forum that could reach out to Sun City.
 

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The Ebay guy with the Treso nipples says he has more than 10. He is one of those ebay store people so he is running a business. I bought one from him a while back.
 
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Stocked up years ago on 1/4-28 and metic musket nipples and musket caps ‘just in case’. Some may think it’s selfish or hoarding. I just think it’s being prepared. Will likely buy more when availability is up and price is down. My buddies tell me there will be one hell of an estate sale some day. Not so sure. Looks like many items are doing better than the stock market, at least today. There is a list and item or asset number tags for the bride if it comes to that. Otherwise, plan is to shoot the stuff up. Ideally, everything will end with the last cap/flint, ball and powder just having been shot. We can dream, can’t we?
 
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A bit off topic, but, I wonder what will happen if things in general become hard to get. Like clothes and food.

Right now with caps difficult to find, it's a good argument for a flintlock. Although flints have been in short supply a few times too. It'll just take some enterprising Arkansawyer a little time figure out the extra money he can make with all that useless rock laying in the streambeds.
 

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Myself and others here have gotten good old #11s at this place, one of the best I've seen for shipping to your door. Not too extortionate a cost on the caps or shipping costs:

KYGUNCO

I ordered late Friday night and still had them by the following Wednesday. Think the shipping was $12.95 so some of the cost may be baked into the cap price itself.
 
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I gave a friend a pack of Caps yesterday because he was not able to fine any . I told this same guy a few months ago to check his local Walmart because they were showing them in-stock. He waited until this week to look for some with hunting season starting. After I gave them to him he then asked if I would sell him some BP at cost.... I offered him some Pyro that I had for just in case. He bought it from me at my cost . Then he asked if I would cast him some balls if he got me the lead...
I had to explain to him that I was not a store and was helping him out by giving him a pack of caps and sell him some Pyro at 3 year ago prices. I told him he would have to help himself out a little by not waiting until hunting season to get supplies.
But like most people in the BP community would do, I told him I would pour him 100 balls.
After our little conversation, he did remind me that I was the reason why he was planning to hunt with traditional equipment in the first place..
SO I was glad to help..
Great to see others on here willing to help brothers in need!
 
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