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#3011455 - 11/01/12 06:57 PM Hard to load Triumph
Greenhead
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I have a Triumph that is hard to load. I have to use the Barnes EZ to load it without hammering the ramrod against something. Standard sabots give me no chance of a second shot.
Is there something I can do to make it eazier to load. I have used bore butter--doesn't help. Is there something to make the barrel "open up"
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#3011557 - 11/01/12 07:42 PM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: Greenhead]
bigtex
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Sounds like your barrell needs a thorough cleaning. Plastic residue left from sabots can build up in time and can cause hard bullet seating.
Try running a brass brush through your barrell and seee if that helps.
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#3011740 - 11/01/12 08:52 PM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: bigtex]
shopson
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I own one. Mag sabots are hard to load in mine. 240 xtps load easy and shoot good. I shoot 300gr Dead Centers in mine and I don't need to pound them in.

After each shot, lick a patch and swab your barrel.

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#3011837 - 11/01/12 09:39 PM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: shopson]
JJ3
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Keep trying different bullets. I have a Triumph and the only ones I found to load easily are Hornady SST sabots. I had the exact same experience with Barnes -- just way too tight in the barrel.
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#3011898 - 11/01/12 10:24 PM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: JJ3]
Rubberduck270
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The tighter the better. Try a couple different combos if you want a looser one.
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#3012268 - 11/02/12 08:21 AM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: Rubberduck270]
ratsnakeboogy
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Most Barnes bullets Mic out a little undersized. I think the problem is either your barrel needs a thorough cleaning, or you need a different sabot. Clean is super well and then try a Harvester black crush rib sabot.
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#3012269 - 11/02/12 08:21 AM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: Rubberduck270]
iowavf
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As stated try some different sabots and if not already, try Blackhorn 209 powder. You can load many times in a row without cleaning compared to other powders. I use both Barnes and SST's but shoot them with a crushed rib sabot and not the one they come with in the package.
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#3012307 - 11/02/12 08:41 AM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: Rubberduck270]
MUP
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
The tighter the better. Try a couple different combos if you want a looser one.


I agree. Got to have that engagement from the sabot to the rifling for accuracy. ;\)
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#3012557 - 11/02/12 11:36 AM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: MUP]
092576
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Just got a triumph also. shoots great with blackhorn 209 110 grains with 240 gr xtp t/c
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#3012602 - 11/02/12 12:07 PM Re: Hard to load Triumph [Re: 092576]
FULLDRAWXX75
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My Omega loads very tight also.................

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