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ATTN: hornady SST low drag users

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by flyboy1788, Apr 24, 2009.

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  1. flyboy1788

    flyboy1788 Member

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    I just picked up two packs of the 245 grain sabots and havent had a chance to get to the range with them. I used to use powerbelts and after doing a lot of reading, I have been sold on the idea of sabots. My question is this: when you load the low drag sabots, do you guys use bore butter each time, or some of the time, or simply just some good ol fashioned elbow grease???
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  2. Shultzhaus

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    I have used those sabots in my CVA Buckhorn, and put four shots in a three inch circle at 50 yds. As far as lube goes, I very sparingly wipe the sabots with Crisco, and load. Many others have their own special lubes, and they may all perform for them very well. I started my BP days in 1958, and Crisco is all we had then. Some of this new stuff may be as good or better, but I go with nostalgia. By the way that load was 70gr 777, and the SST sabot. I have that target, and if I can figure out how to scan it, and get it one the thread, I'll submit it.
     
  3. flyboy1788

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    thats probobly a good way to do it. I had a buddy that would smear a glob of bore butter on the end of the muzzle around the crown area before each shot, and that didnt seem right. perhaps i will just lightly coat the outside of each sabot in bore butter.
     
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    Another method would be to apply an ultra light coating only to the upper portion of the barrel with a lubed patch after loading the powder.
     
  5. flyboy1788

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    ten-four arcticap. I guess "light" is the magic word when it comes to applying bore butter or equivalent then.
     
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