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December 1, 2008, 07:14 PM
I am new to BP, but have been lurking on this forum for some time, as to learn what I could before asking silly questions. I just got a new Uberti 58.

My question: The Manufacturer recommends #11 caps, the store only had #11magnums, is this an issue?
Thanks for the great site

long rider
December 1, 2008, 07:26 PM
NO 11 NO prob,
they just burn a tad hotter, i have used them but
if you can get standerd caps get them but there is no
prob if you use them, its just a bit of a waste of cash,
shoot safe :cool::D

December 2, 2008, 03:01 PM
I got some of the #11 mag caps from Gander, they were on their clearance table for less than the regular caps and they work fine in both my Hawkins and Ruger old army, and actually do a better job with the B/P subs.

Hoss Fly
December 2, 2008, 05:06 PM
Bout all thats availible round here is Winchester #11 Magnum & CCI #10
#11 Magnum will be fine ;)

Mark whiz
December 2, 2008, 08:42 PM
I use the #11Mags in all my BP stuff. If you compare the standard CCI #11s to the Mags, you notice just how much more compound the mags have - I've had standard CCIs that had almost nothing in the cap and I threw them away cause I considered them unreliable.

The only issue you might have with your 1858 is that the Mags tend to destroy themselves pretty good - so you need to develop the gunslinger's "flip" so that you toss off the fried cap as you cock the hammer for the next round.

long rider
December 2, 2008, 08:48 PM
I have used no 10s in my 58 for at least 15 years
and had no prob with them:confused: hey and i dont
have to flip the smoke pole to get rid of the spent caps.:D