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If you can't find percussion caps

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Jan 2023, 2:29 pm

OMG yanks talk a lot. Skip to 5 minutes to find a solution.....I think. Lol
22lr to I guess.


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Post by bigpete » 22 Jan 2023, 2:57 pm

Interesting. Maybe the other video he tells you how to modify the nipple to take 22 shells,as a standard nipple would be WAY too small.
Also,most flintlock shooters are adamant that the ignition time is as fast or faster than percussion....yet to see that though
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Jan 2023, 3:13 pm

Ian McCollum took an Elk with a "muzzleloader" based on a Rem700 action. It uses what looks like the bottom part of a primed .223 case as the ignition.
Skip to 4:00 to see it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4EJyLkkqgY

I wonder if you can use a primer with the anvil removed on the nipple.
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Post by Oldbloke » 22 Jan 2023, 4:35 pm

I can't find that one.
Try this. Lol

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Post by No1Mk3 » 22 Jan 2023, 4:53 pm

bigpete wrote:Interesting. Maybe the other video he tells you how to modify the nipple to take 22 shells,as a standard nipple would be WAY too small.
Also,most flintlock shooters are adamant that the ignition time is as fast or faster than percussion....yet to see that though


G'day bigpete,
He uses std #10 or #11 nipples to do this, but as he says in the vid they are not a tight fit, which he feels is a better idea. Watching him shoot he places the cap on the nipple then fires without moving around too much and it works. Personally I would turn up a nipple with parallel sides to suit or turn down the thread on a musket nipple.
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Re: If you can't find percussion caps

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Jan 2023, 4:56 pm

bladeracer wrote:Ian McCollum took an Elk with a "muzzleloader" based on a Rem700 action. It uses what looks like the bottom part of a primed .223 case as the ignition.
Skip to 4:00 to see it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4EJyLkkqgY

I wonder if you can use a primer with the anvil removed on the nipple.


I'd bet my left nut you can.
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Re: If you can't find percussion caps

Post by bigpete » 22 Jan 2023, 5:27 pm

No1Mk3 wrote:
bigpete wrote:Interesting. Maybe the other video he tells you how to modify the nipple to take 22 shells,as a standard nipple would be WAY too small.
Also,most flintlock shooters are adamant that the ignition time is as fast or faster than percussion....yet to see that though


G'day bigpete,
He uses std #10 or #11 nipples to do this, but as he says in the vid they are not a tight fit, which he feels is a better idea. Watching him shoot he places the cap on the nipple then fires without moving around too much and it works. Personally I would turn up a nipple with parallel sides to suit or turn down the thread on a musket nipple.


I did watch the video,I'd have thought a no.10 or 11 nipple would be massively too small. The ramset cartridges he used looks like it fits at least reasonable snug from what I could see. Think I'd better pull a 22 cartridge apart !
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