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Sabot length

Postby unclee80 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 am

If you use a different length sabot, will that change the impact?

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Re: Sabot length

Postby GM54-120 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:32 am

Depending on velocity, longer petal sabots will usually separate faster from the bullet. The faster your load the less noticeable it becomes. I prefer sabot petals to just barely go past the bearing surface of the bullet.
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Re: Sabot length

Postby unclee80 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks, the last ones I got were as long as the .44 lead. ( previous ones shorter like you are talking about.)
The longer ones shot about 3" high but dead on left and right.

so I adjusted down and got them to 1.5 high at 50 yards and touching so thinking not a scope problem but
wondering what everyone thought..

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Re: Sabot length

Postby herschel conyers » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:40 am

Welcome to the group, good to have you.

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Re: Sabot length

Postby muskrat30 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:26 am

I want perfect fit 1st, not as concerned about length. Then one may want to look at the bullet profile some, like a boat-tail bullet may prefer a sabot that's matched.

Then no matter the combination, ease of loading, shots on target, then performance in game are the real biggies.
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Re: Sabot length

Postby jims » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:02 pm

I have had some so long on some bullets that the jag was kind of grabbed by the sabot and kind of locked on it when loading. I have cut (shortened) some petals just to use some that I felt were too long.

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Re: Sabot length

Postby unclee80 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:32 am

Thank you , very nice people here.
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Re: Sabot length

Postby unclee80 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:35 am

The one day I got to hunt this year it rained , saw no deer , but gun did shoot!!
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Re: Sabot length

Postby Bearman 49 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:36 pm

What caliber are you shooting? I am new here also don't have a lot of knowledge on Ml"s but see here this group of guys seem to know a lot about the subject,all from bullets to barrels to rifle twist,and powders.My frist muzzle loader was a Wolf.I bought a box of pellets some bullets an learned how to load.The guy who got me into it was pretty good,bought a second wolf with the quick release breach plug which doesn't release without a pair of pliers,the 3rd ml was a triditions 50 cal side lock which i havn't shot yet,this one reminds me of the old guns of yester year.Flintlocks go back a lot further then i really want to go,anyway back to sabot length get different sizes try till you find what works for your ml.Lot of different stuff to play with in this sport.I'm reading a lot of old posts here some interesting some not,the more you know on any subject the better you become with it.

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Re: Sabot length

Postby unclee80 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:26 am

I am using a Thompson Encore .50 barrel with the 209 primer.
Shooting FFF black powder, the green sabot and .44 caliber hollow points.
I learned from my Uncle, and have always used the fff.
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