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  • arcticap's Avatar
    07-30-2020, 01:44 PM
    This video shows how small pistol primers can be adapted to be used in place of percussion caps with some guns. Small rifle primers have the same diameter as the small pistol primers.
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    07-26-2020, 03:18 AM
    The difference is in the diameter of the cone and its taper that are made to fit the different size caps. --->>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_cap Click on a photo to enlarge it.
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    07-23-2020, 11:27 PM
    I'm referring to them being used as direct replacements for percussion caps. However the ring caps can also be disassembled for use as a source of primer material for homemade caps, to augment the paper roll caps used in them. Some folks also use...
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    07-23-2020, 08:08 PM
    The toy plastic ring caps are more sensitive to going off during capping so be sure to use a push stick. One fellow on Cascity was seriously injured due to accidental ignition during capping. See the photo in post #3 and his warning statement in...
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    07-20-2020, 10:20 PM
    Pryodex contains potassium perchlorate. Potassium chlorate is not listed as an ingredient.
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    07-14-2020, 08:17 PM
    One line of thinking was that the 209 primer would cause the projectile to move off the powder before the powder itself could fully ignite, affecting accuracy. How much it affects accuracy is not dramatic in an inline. The Precision Rifle Bullet...
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    07-13-2020, 01:03 PM
    Here's the complete TC sidelock manual that contains .45 rifle loading data for round balls and conicals such as the Maxi-ball and Maxi-hunter of different weights which are similar enough to the REAL. The data is located between pages 72 to 80 or...
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    07-05-2020, 02:51 PM
    There are different types of guns for different purposes. Muzzle loading in general is not all about shooting MOA groups unless you buy the best gun for that purpose. There's different powders and projectiles to try, but muzzle loading is mostly...
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    07-05-2020, 02:20 PM
    I've loaded a similar 225 grain .451 BP bullet and sabot that was made by the Buffalo Bullet Co. It's pure lead and you can view the hollow point. --->>> ...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check