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Old 12-20-2017, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by zmason1002 View Post
How tight is to tight for a sabot? I have to really force it down with a bullet starter first and then using the ram rod its pretty hard. I can't load it with the ram rod after 3-4 shots I have to use a bullet starter.
I'd say that's too tight. Generally you want as tight a load as you can reasonably get down the barrel particularly with BH209, but sounds like you are pushing the risk of damaging the sabot when loading.

I've been using an older Lehigh bullet, .452cal/250gr with 100-110 gr of BH209 depending on which gun I use. And a Harvester crush rip sabot. All pass-throughs, good blood trails, short runs.
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