#11 Nipples - Hollow base VS Flat Base

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FrontierGander

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I did these years ago and when my spitfire nipples come in, I'll try to capture some new videos.

Custom nipple - I used a Factory Steel CVA Nipple and made it into a shallow hollow base. I personally prefer a hollow base nipple as it prevents any fouling from being built up in the drum on my Traditions.

Factory Hotshot flat based nipples.

Standard CCI #11 caps were used.
 

Sgt Recoil

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More fire 🔥 with the hollow base for sure. I switched to ToP Hat caps (musket) on several of mine for that same effect/reason. More fire 🔥 better ignition. At least so I think anyways. Thanks for the video 👍🏼
 

BP Addict

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Nice Videos! I was experimenting with Triple 7 in Percussion side-locks a while back and had ignition problems. I switched to a Mountain Muzzle Loading “Spitfire Magnum” nipple. The end that goes in the flash channel is coned. Needless to say, the gun went off every time.
I had a friend who was having the same problem with T-7 in his T/C Hawken. He switched and had the same results as me.

On a side note, the inside of most touch hole liners is coned and some on the outside as well; creating an hour glass look. It’s supposed to improve combustion both in consistency and time.
 

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