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#475640 - 10/31/07 10:02 AM Question...........................
Bottom Hunter
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For some reason, I decided to change from round balls to sabots..........I got a great deal on a bucket load of 50 cal. Hornady sabots.....250 gr.

Yesterday, I shot a few of them for the first time.........I was under the impression that no lubrication was needed, but the sabots were terribly hard to get started in the barrel. After I BEAT them down about a inch or two, then they went in just fine......but, it took getting a hammer and beating the end of the bullet starter to get them started.....

Do any of you use a lube when shooting sabots and are these bullets always that hard to load...?
Would lubing the end of the barrel do or should I lube the entire sabot....?

Thanks

BH
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#475648 - 10/31/07 10:06 AM Re: Question........................... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
megalomaniac
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Crazy sounding, but I lick the sabot at the levels of the petals (not around the base) just before loading. They go in like butter when before I just about couldn't get them to seat at all.
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#475680 - 10/31/07 10:21 AM Re: Question........................... [Re: megalomaniac]
Spike
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Try a dif size sabbot dia.
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#475681 - 10/31/07 10:21 AM Re: Question........................... [Re: megalomaniac]
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bore butter is the remedy.
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#475848 - 10/31/07 12:00 PM Re: Question........................... [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
Bottom Hunter
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Thanks...............

BH
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There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict.

Walk away; the battle they are fighting is not with you, but with themselves.

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