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Pietta 1858 Revolver

I recently purchased a Pietta 1858 New Army Revolver. Any coments on what load to use? What about percussion caps. Should I use #10's or 11's? The manual doesn't specify on which ones to use.

Any other coments will be appretiated. Thanks! Thumbs up  

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I have found that most of the

I have found that most of the replica black powder firearms take the #11 cap. One thing that I would recommend if you haven't shot a black powder revolver is to buy some Ox Yoke wonder wads to go over the powder. If you use them then you don't have to grease the cylinder openings to prevent a chain fire.

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How's the 1858 working for

How's the 1858 working for ya? Old thread. I know, but I just really started shooting a lot of blackpowder pistols last year so I'm curious.

Joe

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The revolver is great. Lots

The revolver is great. Lots of fun to shoot.

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Have you hunted with it yet?

Have you hunted with it yet? I have a Ruger Old Army that I'm going to take out this year.

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