Shooting Roundball out of a sabot
I was asked by someone if I ever shot roundball out of an inline rifle. I told them yes of course. Just make sure that you shoot a light charge so the patch does not skip the rifleing. Actually the accuracy is rather good shooting my Knight Wolverine II.
Then then asked what would happen if I shot a ball out of a sabot. They wanted to know if this would be an accurate load. So I took some of the roundball for my revolver which are .451 diameter and loaded them in a .452 sabot. I shot them with 60 grains of Goex 3f out of a Knight Wolverine II. All I can say is they shot alright. I actually hit a couple of bulls shooting them, but could not get them consistant. I shot about a 3" group at 30 yards. The rifle will shoot them fine, but I get better accuracy with the patched round ball out of the inline rifles..
Has anyone else tried the sabot in the ball trick with any luck better then mine? Perhaps I should drop the load load even more, but I did want to kind of spin that sabot good....
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