Sabots? and the 1851 Navy


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Chase.
May 21, 2011, 11:51 PM
What exactly are sabots and can you use them in something like an 1851 navy? I have never heard of them before...
Otherwise can you use this (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Black-Powder/Sabots-Bullets|/pc/104792580/c/104701680/sc/104547780/PowerBelt8482-Copper-Plated-and-Pure-Lead-Hollow-Point-Bullets/740350.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-black-powder-sabots-bullets%2F_%2FN-1100204%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104547780%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104792580%253Bcat104701680&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104701680%3Bcat104547780) type of bullet? I have only ever used more traditional items... would a .45 jam into a .44 like with lead?

Thanks

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arcticap
May 22, 2011, 04:16 AM
What exactly are sabots

A sabot (pronounced /ˈseɪboʊ/ say-boh or /ˈsæboʊ/ sab-oh) is a device used in a firearm or cannon to fire a projectile, such as a bullet, that is smaller than the bore diameter, or which must be held in a precise position.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabot

Modern plastic sabots can be seen here:

http://www.mmpsabots.com/


can you use them in something like an 1851 navy?

They would need to be the precise size to fit in the chambers properly while leaving room for powder.
I've never heard of anyone using saboted bullets or a Powerbelt bullet in any C&B revolver and don't know if any of them would fit.
They're basically designed to be used in single shot rifles and pistols and it's doubtful that they would work well in a C&B revolver.
It's probably best to only load the solid projectiles that the C&B revolvers were designed to shoot.

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