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Question for those that shoot .45 caliber rifles.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Pulp, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. Pulp

    Pulp Member

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    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:

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    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.
     
  2. arcticap

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    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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