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Old April 23, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Just Bought A 1858 New Army

I just bought a 1858 New Army made by Uberti.

What caps fit it the best ( brand & size ) ?

What load gives you the best results ?
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Old April 23, 2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Well

For caps you will probably like CCI 10s. There are caps out there that others like better but these are a good place to start.

For the load you will eventually find the charge you like but if it is a .44 I would start at somewhere around 22. Then go up from there.

Lets see what some of the more scientific shooter say.

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Old April 23, 2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Spot on Doc, 22gr to 24gr should be the sweet spot for the 1858. How did you get so smart !

redrick, congrats on the purchase. One you'll be sure not to regret and it WILL make you smile. :0)
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Old April 23, 2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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My millenium Uberti Remingtons function well with Remington #10s. The CCIs are way too tight and won't seat all the way down.
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Old April 24, 2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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Uberti Remington: My favorite cap and ball!

Started with 11's ... they worked "OK".. with about a 5% failure to fire on the first attempt.

Went to 10's... big improvement. They do seem to like to be seated with a pusher-dowel for 100% reliability. These are with CCI's, and I think I'll take the earlier respondants suggestion and try some Remington 10's next time thru. The CCI's just do not seem to fit with complete confidence inspiring precision.



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Old April 24, 2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice. I am trying to shorten the learning curb and not waste money. I have already spent $174 on it and still have to buy powder, caps and a holster.
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Old April 24, 2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Redrick,you ARE just getting started! haha Enjoy your new beauty!
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Old April 24, 2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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If you got a Uberti for that price... you're well ahead of the curve! That's a great deal.

They are excellent revolvers, user friendly, accurate, and well built.



Congratulations!


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Old April 24, 2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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I put in treso nipples that fit #11 caps. Call Don at the Possible shop.

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