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Old March 21, 2013, 03:52 PM   #26
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I'm loving these recent comments about alternative primers for muskets.

But from what I'm seeing, 209 primers cost about $9-$10 per hundred.

I can get RWS 4-wing musket caps for $7.3/hundred from Back Creek Gun Shop.

http://www.blackpowderva.com/

There doesn't seem to be a cost difference over standard musket caps.

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Old March 21, 2013, 06:34 PM   #27
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But from what I'm seeing, 209 primers cost about $9-$10 per hundred.
I was in Cabelas the other day and they had CCI 209 primers in stock of about $4.95 or so per hundred if I remember correctly.
These were not muzzle loading specific.

Hint, when the first 209 primer muzzleloaders came out, there was no such thing as a "muzzle loading" 209 primer. Everybody just used regular shotshell reloading 209 primers. I kind of suspect they still work well today and they only cost about half as much.
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Old March 21, 2013, 06:43 PM   #28
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I kind of suspect they still work well today and they only cost about half as much.
This is true and when I do use 209's in my In-Lines they are standard shotgun primers that I had left over from some reloading supplies I bought. Keep in mind that the reason they came out with these M/L rated ones, was to correct a problem they had not predicted. In my traditionals and the last In-Line I own, I only use #11's or Musket primers. ...

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Old March 21, 2013, 07:07 PM   #29
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I'm using regular 209s. I figure with loose pyrodex, the little bit of gunk from the "dirty" 209 primers isn't going to matter much in the grand scheme of things. I figure that's what I shoot out of my shotgun, and it stays relatively clean, so it must be the granulated pig manure that I still shoot because it's cheap and consistent. Shooting a ML loses its fun at $2 a shot.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:33 PM   #30
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I use regular ole 209's in my inline. It always goes BOOM and hits what I aim at. So I use them! You guys are gonna make me bust out the inline with all this 209 talk. The poor thing takes a back seat to the side cockers.
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Old March 22, 2013, 04:37 AM   #31
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I've been using standard caps for over 40 years in all kinds of weather.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:41 AM   #32
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I have heard that 209 primer residue slowly builds up in the flash hole with a fouling that doesn't rinse out with water, you got to use a drill bit or something similar.
Naturally, that's not a problem with shotgun shells.

I only got two inlines, one is a target pistol and the other is a target rifle with a slow twist patched roundball barrel, neither are hunting guns, no provision for a field ramrod. They both use #11 caps.
I only shoot them in matches and dread cleaning them afterwards.
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