Question for those that shoot .45 caliber rifles.


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Pulp
January 5, 2013, 10:29 PM
I found a bullet today out on my 80 with a new metal detector. The base is a bit warped, but measures .375 to .380 caliber. No apparent copper jacket. Weight is 134.5 grains. No rifling marks on the bullet. Here it is:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh586/tmcdan6/IMG_1125_zpsc744c4b5.jpg

Anyway, if any of y'all shoot saboted bullets through your .45 caliber muzzle loader, can you tell me the diameter of the actual bullet? A friend said his are .40 cailber.

I was looking for the .45-70 bullet I killed this year's deer with, but didn't find it.

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arcticap
January 6, 2013, 09:44 AM
MMP lists blue .40/.50 sabots as being made to fit .399 - .400 bullets (180 - 215 grains), and tan .40/.45 sabots as being made to fit .400 bullets (150 - 200 grains).
Someone could probably load the sabots with undersized bullets if they really wanted to.

http://mmpsabots.com/

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