Post by Buck Conner on Feb 9, 2021 13:50:00 GMT -7
Lewis you wrote about the issues of fast twist rifles using up the nipples. How are the Platinum Lined Nipples working for holding up under these conditions?
Treso Ampco Nipple in my Fast Twist BRAND new Treso/Ampco Nipple in less than 20 Shots through this Rifle, ..... These smaller Bore, Fast Twist Barrels builds BIG Pressure, Therefore they EAT regular Nipples like no tomorrow. Now Take this EXACT same Treso Ampco Nipple in my Fast Twist .45s, Shooting 80-90 Grains of Swiss 2F Powder, I can EASILY get over 200 Shots on 1 of these Nipples, and it’s stil going Strong. The difference is Mind BOGGLING! Again, these Smaller Bore, Fast Twist Rifles are HORRENDOUS on Nipples.
BUFFALO ARMS - Platinum Lined Nipples 1/4-28 Threaded platinum lined nipple only uses standard nipple wrench. Platinum lined nipples are a must when shooting heavy bullets with large charges such as I use in long range (1000 Yards) muzzleloading matches. These will withstand pressures generated by these loads without eroding for a long period of time. I have over 1000 rounds fired with 90+ grains of Swiss 1 1/2 F black powder and they are still going strong. I can only get 30-40 shots out of a standard nipple before it is worn out making a platinum nipple far better and cheaper in the long run. The rapid wear in the standard nipples means that each shot is different and materially effects the accuracy of your rifle. Hole diameter is .026". These will fit the Pedersoli Gibbs long range muzzle loader that we sell item number S225.
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