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Offline Eric N.

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10s,or 11s?
« on: August 29, 2015, 12:24:46 PM »
 CCI,or Remington's? How does one determine what cap is best for a gun. I am thinking of CCWing my 1860 "Thunderer" once in a while. What bothers me is making sure the thing will go off if spit hits the fan.That and keeping the caps from falling off. I was also thinking of putting some on Slick nipples (what ever they are called). How well do those work?   I carry a Ruger SP 101 357mag with a 3 inch barrel. I have 5 holsters for the thing,and only one fits,but it fits perfect in a Pistol Packaging Pancake. I will probably have Mike116 make me another one,that will be a cool half dozen. What the hell was the question?
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Re: 10s,or 11s?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 05:40:16 PM »
Remington #10 caps fit Pietta factory nipples the best.    I believe that Slixshot nipples use #11 caps but I don't have any so I can't be sure.

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Re: 10s,or 11s?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 06:29:42 PM »
It's all what your gun/nipples like. You may have to experiment.

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Re: 10s,or 11s?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 06:57:24 PM »
For everyday use, the Pietta factory nipples are fine. They prefer Remington #10 caps.
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Re: 10s,or 11s?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 02:05:36 PM »
I just got through shooting a 3 day SASS match with a pair of Uberti 1861 Navies sporting Slix Shot nipples and using #10 Remingtons.  All 150 caps went off first time.

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Re: 10s,or 11s?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 01:19:09 AM »
Cool, thank you.
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