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Like many others here, I'm tired of being gouged for percussion caps and I've really gotten into the hobby with my new 1858 Remington and the NAA super companion cap and ball. The NAA actually works well with the red ring caps like you'd use on a child's cap gun but I had one go off as I was seating it.

So I started looking into making my own. I quickly found the prime all recipe and decided to go with that, although it's technically the FH42 compound. Then I started looking into what to use for cups. That tap o cap thing doesn't fulfill my ocd desires with the way they look so I decided to go the route of making my own die to punch and form them.

So in comes my three piece die that punches out the circle and then forms them around the die, leaving me with a perfect number 10 cup to be filled with my compound. It's hardened and tempered so it'll last.
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Awesome creation.
You mentioned your super companion. I have one as well and I cannot lay my hands on any Remington number 11s which is what they recommend but I have tried CCI number 11 Winchester magnum number 11s and Remington 10s and RSW 11s.

No matter which caps I get they only go off on the first strike about two out of five times. I bought my super companion brand new and I was wondering if you are having that same unfortunate occurrence?

I am seating them down on the nipples very well. It's frustrating to have such a nice little piece and have paid good money for what basically amounts to a fancy paperweight.

Now with a bullet mold and some lead and making your own powder, you can be completely self-contained and never worry about supply chain issues again. Very nice work
 
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Like many others here, I'm tired of being gouged for percussion caps and I've really gotten into the hobby with my new 1858 Remington and the NAA super companion cap and ball. The NAA actually works well with the red ring caps like you'd use on a child's cap gun but I had one go off as I was seating it.

So I started looking into making my own. I quickly found the prime all recipe and decided to go with that, although it's technically the FH42 compound. Then I started looking into what to use for cups. That tap o cap thing doesn't fulfill my ocd desires with the way they look so I decided to go the route of making my own die to punch and form them.

So in comes my three piece die that punches out the circle and then forms them around the die, leaving me with a perfect number 10 cup to be filled with my compound. It's hardened and tempered so it'll last.View attachment 298346View attachment 298347View attachment 298348View attachment 298349
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