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Anyone Use Sabots?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Kestrel, Sep 17, 2006.

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  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

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    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?
     
  2. mete

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    Standard slugs for smooth bore barrels and sabots for rifled barrels.Sabots in a rifled barrel can be VERY accurate !
     
  3. ryan56507@msn.com

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    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
     
  4. Kestrel

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    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.
     
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    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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