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Post by Bronko22000 31/03/22, 12:23 pm

Hey guys I just found this on line. For less than $100 you can form and prime your own percussion caps.  Probably cost you less if you used kid's roll caps.  Check it out.  If I didn't have so many caps on hand I'd be buying a kit.  I found this on a query on "how to make your own percussion caps". The powder formulation used in the 18 min video I watched appears to be a black powder formula.
It looks pretty easy to do too.


https://22lrreloader.com/products/11-percussion-cap-maker
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Post by Admin 31/03/22, 09:20 pm

Jonathan has one of these, I believe a Video of them going off as well?

I need to get one, I know i would enjoy tinkering with it
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Post by 54Reney 01/04/22, 03:11 pm

I bought one. Haven't tried it yet. Stocking up empty beer cans to make caps. Someone online said mountain dew cans are good, but I won't drink it. Also read that snuff spoons are good for filling the caps, I put those with the kit as well. All in preparation if that day ever comes. Haven't found a source for kids caps as yet, if anyone has any input. I need to make something to hold the empty caps conveniently to fill them

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Post by Bronko22000 01/04/22, 04:05 pm

Cabelas and Bass Pro sells roll caps. I was wondering how well those little red caps would be for cap and ball revolvers. They are smaller than #11 but may be close to #10s
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Post by Guest 01/04/22, 07:13 pm

You can buy the powder at https://22lrreloader.com/
The powder seems to be more consistent and just better. Haven't had any miss-fires, and a good strong fire. You can get 2000+ caps from the package of powder. Kit works really well.

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Post by 54Reney 01/04/22, 09:41 pm

What do you use to hold the caps you make so they can be charged? I've thought of drilling small holes in a block of wood. I've read primer holders work well also. Acetone for a hardener?

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