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Old August 3, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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no 11 percussion caps

Hey everybody my local walmart has Winchester no 11 "magnum" percussion caps. I was wondering if they will work on my 1851 navy revolver i currently use Remington no 11 caps and was wondering if there was a difference

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Old August 3, 2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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Might get a more informed answer in this forum on TFL
http://thefiringline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6
My guess is the "Magnum" might be a little hotter to ignite all the politically correct, phoney bolony black powder substitutes on the market for people who want to make centerfires out of their muzzle loading hunting rifles.
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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I use the No. 11 magnum's all the time igniting Goex FFF.

No troubles....
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Only way to find out?

Try em'!

I can guarantee you'll find yer answer then.

My local Wal-Mart stocks these to, but no other brand o' caps. Some day I'll have to try em' to on MY '51 Navy!
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Old August 4, 2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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I imagine they should work, they might be just a little bit too big, so you might have to pinch them a bit so they stay on the nipples. I will say, the Remingtons are better in my experience. But if it works and its what you have, go for it.
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Old August 4, 2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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I believe the winchester caps are made by CCI to the same specs as CCI. The CCI#11 is "smaller" than the Remington#11. The Rem#11 is merely a shorter Rem#10 and therefore fits a fatter nipple cone. My guess is the Winch#11 will fall off under recoil unless pinched out of round.
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Old August 9, 2014, 11:14 PM   #7
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I love to find the same remington #11 caps i have but I cant find any in stock as matter fact i cant find any brand of caps online in-stock . anybody else have this issue?
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Old August 10, 2014, 06:21 AM   #8
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Same issue not finding them online but I did just score 3 tins of Remington #11 caps at Dunham sports locally. The price was ridiculous at $7.99 per tin but not much choice if I want to shoot.
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Old August 10, 2014, 12:51 PM   #9
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I find my caps at the sporting outlets around my area.
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Old August 10, 2014, 01:15 PM   #10
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They work fine on mine. It really depends on the nipples rather than the gun though I replaced my factory ones.
The "magnum" is just a bit more compound. If it does anything it'll marginally shorten your lock time, especially with substitutes.
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Old August 11, 2014, 08:30 AM   #11
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I have become spoiled with the new powders. I don't need a bucket of hot soapy water on standby anymore.
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Old August 11, 2014, 10:06 AM   #12
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I hunt my deer with 45 & 54 cal Hawken rifles. If your as tired as I was. Always being on the scout for overly priced #11s. Get one of these (below) and bring that frustration over the e~lusive nipple Cap to its end.

Mag Spark nipple by Warren Custom Outdoor.
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