The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 28, 2008, 11:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: November 26, 2008
Posts: 14
new rifle!

I got sick of waiting for my colt 1851 to come in the mail, (even though it's supposed to be here tomorrow) and i spotted a wolf .50 on sale at Dicks for 99.99. I figured I could get at least a little bit of fun out of it, at least a hundred bucks worth!
But this is my first muzzleloader and i couldn't be happier about it. I got pyrodex pellets and it came with some conical hollowpoints but I'm not sure what kind of primers to get, if theres good ones and bad ones
ChristopherG is offline  
Old November 29, 2008, 12:15 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 28, 1999
Location: In a kornfield in kalifornia
Posts: 1,161
Any brand of caps should work fine, provided you get the right size for the nipple on your rifle. Be prepared for a lotta smoke & a BIG smile. Oh yeah, wear shoes cuz that's a nice tat on your foot & you don't want smoldering powder to pepper it
When Banjos are outlawed, only Outlaws will have Banjos
The Bible is my lawbook. I turn the other cheek when applicable, and spend the rest of my days resisting evil at every front, until I have breathed my last breath.
fastforty is offline  
Old November 29, 2008, 12:18 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: January 9, 2005
Location: Moses Lake WA
Posts: 1,001
Now you will find out why we call it "shootin' dirty."

Armed and Safe: Not just a theory

If it time to bury them, it is time to dig them up.
Remember, "Behind every blade of grass."
armedandsafe is offline  
Old November 29, 2008, 04:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: July 23, 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 719
The Winchester 209 Primers "think they are marketed as 777" works very well with my buds inline rifle similar to yours.

Look at the Pyrodex pellets, if they have a dark side to them place that side in the bore first, Pyrodex pellets used to have that dark igniter side that went into the bore first to help ignite the charge.
Raider2000 is offline  
Old December 6, 2008, 05:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: November 20, 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 236
209 Primers

Just go to your local sporting goods store that sells reloading equipment and ask for shotgun primers. They are 209 primers.

I had a muzzle loader specialty shop in my area tell me they can't sell the 209 primers because they are not legal to hunt with. Phooey! Shooting and hunting are not the same thing. So I went down to our local Bi-Mart that sells some reloading stuff and bought a box of shotgun primers and had a great time with my Wolf.

Enjoy the experience. And welcome to the true shooting pleasure.
The parting shot...
"Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson
kirpi97 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10521 seconds with 7 queries