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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....?

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BH
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#475648 - 10/31/07 10:06 AM Re: Question........................... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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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]
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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]
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Thanks...............

BH
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#475891 - 10/31/07 12:24 PM Re: Question........................... [Re: megalomaniac]
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
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.
what meglo said but they start kinda hard until that slight intial compression is done and then they seat smooth also be sure what diameter bullet the sabot is designed for your bullets might be too large i shoot a tc breakaway designed for .429 or .430 bullets and stay with .429 for easier loading.


Edited by renegade50 (10/31/07 12:26 PM)
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