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Jaxenro

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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 04:26:09 AM »

TRESO nipples are made from Ampco, a tough alloy with a tensile strength of 118,000 psi, which is tougher than most steels used in muzzleloading barrels.  This material provides more resistance to repeated blows from the hammer, and the high thermal conductivity of Ampco alloy affects a faster heat dissipation.  This dissipation reduces erosion of the small base hole and assures a longer lasting nipple. All nipples have a small base hole (.028) to greatly reduce the amount of escaping powder gases.  Many muzzle loading experts feel an added benefit of the small base hole is the hot gases from the percussion cap are more concentrated and uniformly directed against the powder chamber. Use #11 caps. AMPCO Nipple shoulder size: Rifle Nipples .214" - Cap & Ball Nipples .174" - Muskets Nipples .250".

http://www.possibleshop.com/s-s-nipples.html
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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2013, 10:33:12 AM »

Blomquist is another highly recommended nipple maker. I don't know much about him other than he also makes the Ruger hex head style of nipple. I intend on contacting him if/when I get an 1858.

I'm having internet problems and cannot get into the nipple section at ToTW.
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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 08:32:27 AM »

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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2014, 09:02:46 PM »

Well, I haven't bought new nipples for her yet, but I did polish some internal parts. The function of the piece was very rough at first. It's a LOT smoother now.

She shoots about 12"-16" high at about 20 yards. Once I figured that out, I could hold a pretty decent group with the ol' gal. I'm VERY reluctant to file the hammer notch. I don't know why. It's not like I'm unaware of the necessity to take a tool to her if I want her to shoot point of aim.

I recently found a YouTube video by someone recognized as an expert in the field. He mentioned a nipple that is designed to keep the cap on the nipple and out of the mechanics which locks these babies up tight. I'm going to compare it to the others mentioned here and make my decision.
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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2014, 12:25:00 PM »

Well, I haven't bought new nipples for her yet, but I did polish some internal parts. The function of the piece was very rough at first. It's a LOT smoother now.

She shoots about 12"-16" high at about 20 yards. Once I figured that out, I could hold a pretty decent group with the ol' gal. I'm VERY reluctant to file the hammer notch. I don't know why. It's not like I'm unaware of the necessity to take a tool to her if I want her to shoot point of aim.

I recently found a YouTube video by someone recognized as an expert in the field. He mentioned a nipple that is designed to keep the cap on the nipple and out of the mechanics which locks these babies up tight. I'm going to compare it to the others mentioned here and make my decision.

Which video did you watch? Was it by Duelist1954?

Bill
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Re: 1860 Army
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2014, 06:22:21 PM »

Yes. That's right. Mike Beliveau I think.
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