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Old 05-21-2008, 04:08 PM
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Percussion caps?

I'm using Remington #11's in my Thompson Center 50cal Hawken right now. What's the best percussion caps? What's the hottest cap available? Which one has the most consistent heat/flame?

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Old 05-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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I had problems with Remington's, but that was years ago. I believe that Musket caps are hotter, and 209's are hotter still.

I moved on to the Savage because you don't need to clean it at all. Probably part of my problem with the Remington's was that 100 lasted about 5 years. I hated to clean. With the Savage, I shoot close to a brick ( 1,000 ) of CCI 209M primers a year!

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:37 PM
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Thanks! I'd like to stick with traditional caps...the 209 requires a different mechanism, I think. I see that CCI makes a #11 magnum cap...anyone try these? I read where RWS make the hottest #11 cap, but I can't find them anywhere. I think the musket caps require a different nipple...are they hotter?

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:10 PM
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Percussion caps

I use the CCI #11 Magnums almost exclusively now. Much more reliable ignition in cold weather, but I use them year-round. Very consistent.
As far as musket caps, the RWS are the only ones consistent enough for good accuracy, in my testing and experience.

The CCI #11 magnum is a good bit "hotter" than the standard #11.

The musket cap is much more flame volume, and perhaps a bit more flame temp.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:01 PM
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Great! I'll try some of the CCI #11 magnum caps.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:16 AM
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Glad to help.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:24 PM
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RWS caps go by the name of dynamit nobel, I shot them till I converted over to musket caps, they are the hottest #11 you can get, just busting one will tell you, the crack 3 times louder than the others.
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