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Author Topic: At long last, it's percussion  (Read 3893 times)

Offline Winter Hawk

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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2023, 07:32:40 PM »
Looks good, John!  :hairy Now you have to get out and burn some powder, then report back on how she does.

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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2023, 12:10:16 AM »
Reporting back.
Last Sunday, I took the rifle down the road to the local black powder club's monthly shoot.
Of course, I got there late and missed one relay, but I really wasn't there for the competition, I just wanted to see how the rifle worked with the percussion setup.
Observations:
With RWS rifle caps and MSM Spitfire nipples, the ignition was crisp with no hangfires, misfires or other pesky problems.
Obviously, I had no problems with worn out flints, either.
Although the Leman hammer didn't line up with the nipple perfectly, it didn't seem to make any difference.
A torn rotator cuff does not make for a steady hold.  I think at 100 yards, I could shoot at the center of a 2' culvert and some of the shots would still land outside of it.
I am liking this and I think if I do some shooting off a bench, I should be able to get the load worked in and then adjust the sights for the new ignition.
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2023, 10:16:30 AM »
Better get at it John, rendezvous is only a few weeks away .
 Pretty sure the snows gone up there now.
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2023, 08:36:54 PM »
I didn't think you'd have any trouble with the Nipple alinement John. I've seen this before with other Percussion ML's - and they seemed to fire just fine. Are your RWS caps the "Hot" ones? Even if they aren't, I just don't think it would be a problem as that jet of fire is long gone down that nipple tube when it ignites into the channel to the charge.  :bl th up
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2023, 10:44:37 PM »
Joe,
The CCI caps are regular and "Magnum".
RWS Red Label Caps are a bit hotter than the CCI Magnums.  I have heard that their green label caps are a bit warmer than the red label ones.  They are also a bit longer for use on revolvers, so they won't fall off the nipples.  It's been years since I had any of those.  Considering they are a slow seller, most places won't even stock them.  That's OK, because they are hard to get.  When I was selling RWS caps, I would typically bring in the Red Label and the 4 wing and 6 wing musket caps.  Maybe every third order I would order 5K of the greenies.
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2023, 11:23:46 PM »
I use the RWS No. 1075 Plus Caps, and I like them a lot! I use to use the CCI Caps, but when it came time to get more caps - my supplier was out of the CCI's - but he had the RWS caps. IMHO it worked out for me. I simply can not recall ever having an under powered dud with an RWS Cap.  :bl th up
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2024, 02:42:21 PM »
How is the source for caps out there?  I haven't seen any in a long time; I'm down to probably 100 or less, not that I shoot the caplock much; may need to rectify that.  I do have the kit to make my own, made 25 or so and since then it's been sitting.  Hmm, maybe another Winter project...

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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2024, 06:46:15 PM »
Kees,, With the amount of shooting I do, I probably have a lifetime supply of both caps and powder.  It has been close to forever since I went into a gun shop and bought caps.  Or anything, really.  Before we sold our business, I made sure I had a good supply of most anything I would need.  As far as powder goes, I have been pretty lucky at the last rendezvous' I went to and bought several pounds, probably all at $15 - $20 a pound.  The last time I went to a monthly local shooting match, they were selling GOEX for $25.  But I didn't need any then.
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Re: At long last, it's percussion
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2024, 03:10:28 PM »
Powder I have, flints I have, lead I have, pillow ticking I have.  Also several types of patch lube, besides saliva.  But caps, that is where I am lacking.  I want to take the Bobcat out and see how I do with it, and that is doable for a while, but then I will be out of caps....  :Doh!  :o
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