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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasbay View Post
    777 and Pyrodex need a higher ignition temperature than Black powder. You can dribble a little 4F or 3F black down the barrel first then the 777 on top. Remember to thump the side of your lock when loading before you ram down the Bullet/ball on the powder. This will help with powder getting close to the nipple in the flash channel.
    Recently I have been using a few #11 CCI Percussion caps and have had a few that have needed a second hammer strike to set them off. I`m the one who uses the red toy cap gun caps.... hell they seem to just work all the time but wouldn`t be hot enough for 777. Corned home made black powder and they are hard to beat.
    Just my opinion but I`d stick to the Black Powder.
    I use em too but with a trickle of 4f in the cap. Have never had a misfire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    BP on the other hand produces potassium carbonate as a residue which is alkaline and actually slows or prevents rusting.
    I'd risk that with sulphur-free BP.
    Guns don't kill, bad choices do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverman View Post
    I use em too but with a trickle of 4f in the cap. Have never had a misfire
    CCI #11 percussion or Toy Caps ??

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    Toy caps. They are star-caps and they are 8 to a ring and 9 rings to a packet and 4 packets for $2.00. I add a small amount of 4f to the nipple or cap (just a few grains) Too much and it will blow the hammer back . a black powder slam fire .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverman View Post
    Toy caps. They are star-caps and they are 8 to a ring and 9 rings to a packet and 4 packets for $2.00. I add a small amount of 4f to the nipple or cap (just a few grains) Too much and it will blow the hammer back . a black powder slam fire .
    $2 for 4 packs that's cheap , $1 a pack here but still a fraction of the price of CCI #11 percussion caps. When I only use homemade BP the toy caps work fine, if using Goex 2F they can fail to fire the charge from what I remember. I haven`t used Bought powder for quite a while unless its 4f in the flash pan of the flintlock.

    Shot a Good sized Billy Goat yesterday but from only about 35yds front on. The ball entered the chest and came out the back end smashing the a back leg. That's not bad penetration. Round ball just made from wheel weight lead.

    The way things are going homemade powder, scrounged lead and toy caps might be all we have to use in our large calibre sidelock sniper rifles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasbay View Post
    $2 for 4 packs that's cheap , $1 a pack here but still a fraction of the price of CCI #11 percussion caps. When I only use homemade BP the toy caps work fine, if using Goex 2F they can fail to fire the charge from what I remember. I haven`t used Bought powder for quite a while unless its 4f in the flash pan of the flintlock.

    Shot a Good sized Billy Goat yesterday but from only about 35yds front on. The ball entered the chest and came out the back end smashing the a back leg. That's not bad penetration. Round ball just made from wheel weight lead.

    The way things are going homemade powder, scrounged lead and toy caps might be all we have to use in our large calibre sidelock sniper rifles
    Yes if they decide to ban .50 BMG they might come after my .50 cal as well.
    It was state of the art in 1840
    And can fire a steady 2 rpm
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Yes if they decide to ban .50 BMG they might come after my .50 cal as well.
    It was state of the art in 1840
    And can fire a steady 2 rpm
    There is part of the problem if you word it a steady 2 rpm its not as dramatic as 120 rounds an hour. A bit like showing the select comity a 5 shot Mini14 with what is possibly the only 100 round drum mag in the country to impress how sinister they are even though they have been here for about the last 50 odd years and used primarily for hunting.
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