Sabots for 500 S&W?


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stellarpod
December 3, 2006, 11:12 AM
Has anyone tried this? I was looking at all the Shockwave 50 cal. sabots I've got for my blackpowder rifle and it occurred to me that I might be able to build up a load for my 500 S&W. The sabot would seat very deep in the case, thereby minimizing the amount of powder that could be used.

Is this a crazy idea, or has anyone tried this?

stellarpod

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mete
December 3, 2006, 11:32 AM
I'd be nervous about the sabot getting stuck at the forcing cone and the bullet continuing on !!

walking arsenal
December 3, 2006, 11:38 AM
I'd be nervous about the sabot getting stuck at the forcing cone and the bullet continuing on !!

Thats a good possibility.

But i wonder if it wouldn't be useful in a 500 S&W rifle? Like one of the H&R handi rifles?

stellarpod
December 3, 2006, 11:48 AM
I'd be nervous about the sabot getting stuck at the forcing cone and the bullet continuing on !!

That's certainly worth considering. But, I've got to believe that with the massive amount of pressure building behind the sabot, it would be unlikely that it would stick in the forcing cone. Good thought though, and one I hadn't considered. That's why I love to pose these kind of questions on this board. :)

stellarpod

50 Shooter
December 3, 2006, 11:49 AM
If not the forcing cone, I would worry about the sabot opening in the compensator and blowing off the muzzle end of the pistol. :uhoh:

jerkface11
December 3, 2006, 08:25 PM
I tried it in my 500 S&W handi rifle. Most of the sabots come apart due to the higher pressures. The magnum ones stayed together though. Of course they were horribly inaccurate. I wouldn't try it in a revolver though. Then again i won't try it again in a rifle either.

walking arsenal
December 3, 2006, 09:54 PM
Well, there you go then! :)

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