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.50 Cal Go/No-Go Gauge

Old 09-27-2005, 01:50 PM
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Default .50 Cal Go/No-Go Gauge

Has anyone seen or used one of these? I'm wondering if they are a good idea considering all the threads about the difficulty in seating sabots.

Hornady .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Go/No-Go Gauge Kit
Determine if the bore of your .50-caliber muzzleloader is manufactured to the proper size for optimum performance with saboted bullets. This kit includes two brass gauges that reveal the tolerance of your muzzleloaders bore diameter. Sized for a perfect match with Hornady sabots. .50-caliber only.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:55 PM
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Default RE: .50 Cal Go/No-Go Gauge

Since there is technically no standard bore diameter from one muzzleloader to the other, what is the proper size for optimum performance?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:20 PM
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If I'm reading the Hornady website correctly, this tool is meant to be used as a predictor of Hornady sabot performance. However, I suspect that one could still achieve acceptable performance from a non-Hornady sabot when the Hornday "no-go" guage alarms goes off.

Sheez, instead of dropping 18.99 on a tool you're only gonna use a couple of times, just buy the darn sabots outright and see how they shoot. Right ?! What am I missing? The bottom line is that one must actually shoot a sabot / projectile combo to see how accurate it is...regardless of what any guage predicts.

Just slick marketing if you ask me.
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