The Hunter’s Capper – Cap Your Rifle in 1/3 the Time!
Self-Aligning Fastest Capper Available. Handles #10, #11 or Musket Caps.
Capping In-Line Rifles
Insert the Capstar into breech. Push forward to place cap on nipple. Remove Capstar with a simple downward motion at right angle to nipple/breech. Seat cap firmly before hunting or firing. Do not leave caps in Capstar for long term storage. Store caps in their original container.
A Word about Musket Caps
Virtually all percussion rifles will benefit in terms of more reliable ignition with the musket caps. Flame temperature is more than 20 percent hotter. Gas volume generated is nearly double that of standard #11 caps.
Custom fitting your Capstar:
You may have to trim to fit your rifle sight combination. We recommend you use nippers or side cutters for trimming. If you choose to use a knife, be very careful. You could slip and inflict a serious cut. Be sure that your gun is unloaded when fitting Capstar. Trim gradually to obtain proper fit. Do not attempt to trim one cut. Make several cuts. For most in-lines you will have to choose between musket caps and #11 caps. Trim off the side you will not use.
Custom Fitting Instructions
side hammer rifles
For side hammer rifles you should not have to trim. Capstar has three at ready cap holes and three cap storage holes.
When placing the caps in the storage holes, put them in from the opposite side to prevent cap flange interference.
For in-line rifles, particularly those with 90 degree or 1/4 cut breech openings,the critical area is stripping the Capstar off of the nipple after cap placement.
Trim carefully until you have the proper clearance. Suggested trimmings for in-lines with 90 degree or 1/4 cut breech openings.
in-lines with 180 degree
Suggested trimming for in-lines with 180 degree
or 1/2 cut breech openings.