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Offline Navy Six

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New Remington #10 caps
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:32:45 pm »
I just opened up a tin of Remington #10 caps. I tried loading them in all my straight line cappers--both Cash & Taylors (which I think are made by Pedersoli)--and about 60% of them were too tall and hung up in the both manufacturers cappers. Also tried them in two Cash snail cappers with mixed success. I bought these about two years ago and watched the store owner take them out of a new case which had just arrived. I bought 10 tins from that batch. So I had to try all 100 caps in that first tin--very tedious--and for a cure I lightly grasped each long cap in a pair of wire strippers and ran a file over the open end a couple passes. This seemed to work and so far I have all my fingers ;)! I've yet to try the rest from that batch. I also bought a case of Remington #10s last year and sure hope I don't have to do this 5,000 times. Anyone else run into this?
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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 03:38:15 pm »
Recon they're 11's in the wrong tin?

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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 03:59:36 pm »
IIRC the only difference between a Rem #10 and the #11 is the #10 is a bit longer in order to grab the smaller nipples a little lower down on the tapered cones (nipples). I believe the Remington 10 & 11 are of the same diameter. I have about a half dozen+ in-line cappers and 2 or 3 are very fussy about the #10s, another 2 or 3 hold them just fine without any snags. The rest are "iffy". I feel blessed that I still have fine motor skills and can cap my guns bare handed without cappers unless there is a timed reload (which has become extremely rare these days). Some of my cappers are what I'd call "off brand" picked up cheap at gun shows and trading tables at matches. The Ted Cash snail cappers work OK with the #10s in my experience but I have not bought a new or used capper in several years. I have marked the good cappers with a dot of white fingernail polish for matches.
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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 07:40:35 pm »

I buy my Caps in case lots as well.  All I use are Ted Cash snail cappers.  I have (Knock on Wood) never had the problem you describe. 

Yep, the only difference in #10 ad #11 is the #10 is just a scootch longer then the 11.  As mentioned by hellgate, the longer skirt is to grip tapered cones just a bit farther down.

I are gonna hope I continue to NOT have the problem you describe.

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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 07:34:18 am »
I had this problem about 2 to 2.5 years ago.   Tin was labeled Remington #11.  I dumped the tin into my snail capper as so many times before.  righted the ones that needed to be corrected and noticed that when closing, it seemed a bit off.    I wrote it off as imagination and headed to family farm to shoot.  Glad I did not do this at a group function.   Tried to get caps to feed, no luck, tried to open, NO LUCK!   They were tall enough that when I closed it it had really jammed up the mix.   I am not by nature a patient or delicate man, and I really wanted to shoot.   Well, by the time I got it open, capper was ruined and none of the caps would work on the nipples.   I had just enough caps in an old tin to fire off the five I had loaded and that was it.   I was royally ticked off.   I had to clean the gun having only fired 5 times, in anger the capper was in two pieces and the internals were somewhere in the barn and I spent ten minutes picking up ruined caps out of the dirt.   I fired off a terse email to Remington and did get a tin of 11s that were really 11s.   I have switched to inline cappers, which can be frustrating to load, but are more forgiving and if you get a high one, you know it.    I think I am up to 15 or 16 straight line cappers.   People stare when I pull them out.   

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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 08:51:17 am »
Between my wife and I we have probably 20 straight cappers. Some of them do not like the taller #10's so I mark them with a magic marker and use them for my #11's. Recently we have bought some that are actually marketed for #10's.
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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 06:01:21 pm »
My issue is these same cappers have been working with Remington #10s for at least five years--they are the only ones I buy-- and this never happened even once. The bad caps could actually be inserted into the cappers but wouldn't budge when trying to load the next cap. All eight straight line cappers reacted the same.
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Re: New Remington #10 caps
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 06:25:28 pm »
It's startin' to look like a long batch of caps. I hope they haven't changed their dimensions other than by accident. I'd write or call Remington and ask about it. Take some measurements before calling.
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