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Old June 27, 2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Using 209 primers instead of #11 caps?

For some reason Orschelin doesn't have any #10 or 11 caps. All thay have are 209 primers. I didn't buy them because I didn't think they would work, but figured I could ask anyway.
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Old June 27, 2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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caps go over the nipple. 209 are shotgun primers and go into the ignition hole. they will not work unless you have the proper conversion.
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Old June 28, 2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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What kind of M/L are you working with? All caps or primers, have a specific application. Confused ??


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Old June 28, 2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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Old June 28, 2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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Unfortunately for you, 209's will not work on a percussion revolver.

Only #10's or #11's work on the revolvers that you mentioned.

Where are you out of? Perhaps someone can suggest where you can procure some #11's or #10's locally.
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Old June 28, 2009, 12:03 PM   #6
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The only way you could use 209 shotgun primers is if you had a custom cylinder designed to use them, this would include a firing pin or firing pins as part of the cylinder or a custom hammer that has a firing pin instead of a flat face.

209 primers were originally meant for reloading shotgun shells.
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Old June 28, 2009, 01:38 PM   #7
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The 209 primers contain about 4-5 times the priming compound of a regular cap. They were designed to light off charges of very fast burning shotgun smokeless powder. When a shotgun shell is fired the combustion chamber increases in volume rapidily due to large bore size. You want all the powder burning as soon as possible.
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Old June 28, 2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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Currently I do all of my shopping in Junction City, KS.
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I got my last order of 1,000 Rem 10 and 1,000 of Rem 11 here...can get CCI or Rem...

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Looks good... Thanks!
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