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  1. Jun 24, 2019 #1

    scottprice

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    When I first got my inline I bought a pack of the 240 grain XTPs prepackaged with Sabots from Traditions. (The Sabots are smooth black in the pack)

    I quickly realized that buying bullets and sabots separately was more economical. I just picked up some .452, 250 grain XTP’s And I am wondering if you guys have any input on which Sabbath to try out. Right now I am looking at the Harvesters and MMP’s
     
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    Personally in my .50's I like Harvester. In your .452 bullets it will depend on how the bullet/sabot loads for you. If you use a smooth black and things are really hard to run down the barrel, try the crush ribs in black. Myself I use green smooth and crush ribs with .44 cal bullets in my .50's but that's purely personal preference.

    MMP makes a good sabot too and maybe is more suited to fine tailoring your bullet/sabot combo because there are so many variations in .50cal.

    With muzzleloaders I hate to say "settle" for a load if its working for you because so many times a change in a single component can deliver so much better results and those sabots are no exception. The 250 grain .452 XTPs are shooters and economical, so I'd say get a handful of different sabots and try them all. For sure, one will stand out over the others.
     
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    Harvester and MMP are the only two sabot suppliers that I know of currently. Your traditions sabots were one of those two, probably a black colored .430 cal. MMP, if bought from MMP or Harvester, they would be green.

    I prefer Harvester sabots,, I would try their smooth black and if they load too tight, try some crush ribs. If you don’t like either of those two, try a MMP standard, HPH, or easy load. Lots of combos to try out. Both companies will send out sample packs, I’m not sure if they charge for that now or not.
     
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    scottprice

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    Man.... ordering online with $8 shipping really eliminates the convenience!!
     
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    Call Harvester and explain what you may be trying or looking for. Harvester is really good at helping and are likely to send you FREE samples of the different sabots.
     
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    Traditions come with MMP sabots but some of the new bullets might be another vendor. If its a 3 petal sabot its the MMP 3P-EZ sabot. Not all 50x44cal sabots are green. Most are but some companies have them dyed other colors. Traditions and Hornady might have at one time.

    https://www.traditionsfirearms.com/product/xtp-hunter-muzzleloader-bullets-.50-cal-240-grain-qty-20
    BTW, MMP online pricing includes shipping.
     
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    Call Harvester on the phone, they will work with the shipping. 270-826-4662. 2 boxes of sabots and a box of 400 g leads was under $12.00 to ship.
     
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  9. Jun 25, 2019 #9

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    Grafs was 7.95 or there abouts flat rate shipping last time I ordered must of went up with P.O. price hike.
     

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