Squirrel with and inline

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  1. Nov 21, 2019 #1

    Dogfood

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    Hi all,
    I have an Optima 2 that doesn't seem to get out much. It being a .50cal, I was wondering whats the smallest diameter bullet I could use in it. I've heard of saboting a sabot. But don't think I've heard of anyone doing it to get to the point to a .32-.40cal bullet/ball.
    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers,
    dgfd
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 #2

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    My daughter shoots .40 200 grain bullets in 50/40 sabots out of her .50 with good results.
     
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    Dogfood

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    Good to know, I'll give that a shot! Thank you much.
     
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    try shooting a patched round ball with about 30-50 gr of 3f 777 powder or goex 3f black powder...if you can find a accurate load make a good squirrel/ground hog round..alot cheaper also.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2019 #5

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    So that'll thump them with a big, slow projectile, eh? Interesting strategy; I'm keen to try it out. Fortunately, I'm moving to OH soon (from RI) where that will be an acceptable method of take. Things are looking up. I appreciate it!
    Cheers,
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