Anyone Use Sabots?


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Kestrel
September 17, 2006, 01:08 AM
I've never tried them. Is there any benefit to using them, over regular rifled slugs (Forster, Brenneke)?

Is there anything they do better than regular slugs?

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mete
September 17, 2006, 06:18 AM
Standard slugs for smooth bore barrels and sabots for rifled barrels.Sabots in a rifled barrel can be VERY accurate !

ryan56507@msn.com
September 17, 2006, 10:52 AM
Sabots plastic protects the rifled barrel and their much more accurate.
Compared to shot they kick, but I assume you know that from slugs.
If you have a licence in a state or area that allows real guns:neener: lol like a good .30-06

Kestrel
September 17, 2006, 11:25 PM
So, they have an accuracy edge - do they have much more of a distance edge?

I'm also assuming they have much less mass. It seems they would have a disadvantage, in terms of penetration and diameter of the wound channel?

Thanks again.

Dave McCracken
September 18, 2006, 12:28 AM
No slug is a long range tack driver. One gains a bit with the better sabots, but shots over 125 yards are too chancy for me. Some of the new slugs duplicate the ballistics of a hot 45-70, say 400 gr at 1600 FPS. The venerable 45-70 is not thought of as a long range cartridge and hasn't been since around 1880.

If somone needs a 200 yard deer gun, they should buy an '06.

Or learn to get closer.....

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