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Old 08-06-2012, 11:09 PM
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Is the Hornady XTP 240gr sabot combination that you guys shoot the same as the .430diam XTP 240gr bullet(as on Hornady's website),coupled with the green Harvester sabot(as on their website).

I'm struggling to get the combination/ready pack, intended for muzzleloaders, in South Africa. I can get the stuff seperately though.
Its a struggle on this side, allthough the SST 250,300gr are available but very expensive.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:44 AM
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Yes, the .430 Hornady XTP 240gr bullet in the Green Harvester or MMP sabot is a classic muzzleloading bullet...Most of us buy bulk bullets in either .430 or .451 diameter and match them up with the appropriate sabots...
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:29 AM
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i have been using the Hornady 240 grain .430 XTP bullet since my return to muzzleloading in 1999. That bullet has killed at least 25 deer and a hundred or two wild hogs for me.

Traditions and Hornady sell bullet/sabot packages containing the Hornady 240 grain .430 bullet. The package sold by Traditions is the most accurate combination i have found. Traditions also sells their .430 sabot.

http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/pr...a90a04e59c92b6

http://www.hornady.com/store/50-Cal/

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:48 AM
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These bullets were quite popular here at one time, I also used them for a few years. The Sectional density and terminal ballistic characteristics are adequate for small deer some of those of us that hunt the bigger deer ,elk and feral hogs have chosen to go to heavier bullets with better sectional density and a higher BC. The 300grain and the 260 and 275 grain in XTP,Deep Curl SST and Shock Wave are commonly used here as well as the new Lehigh bullets.
A quite a few of those that need long range capabilities have gone to the 50 caliber sabot that uses a 40 caliber bullet, the 200 grain SST and Shock Wave are quite popular the 200grain 40 caliber XTP and the 200 grain Lehigh are also used by quite a few. It is my opinion that while the 240 XTP is adequate for small deer like a 140 or 150 pound whitetail there are better bullets available here not to sure about over there.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:32 AM
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I was shooting that exact combination the other day out of my Knight LK 93 with excellent accuracy. It will be a deer load this fall.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:50 AM
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Thanks guys, I will have to buy the bullets(240gr XTP .430diam) and Harvester Crush sabots separate to make the combination.

I have found also a distributer locally with who I placed an order for their 340gr bullets in .50cal, http://www.frontierbullets.co.za/bla...r_bullets.html .

Feedback from a few fellow-hunters are that their bullets are much cheaper than those from oversea and they shoot very accurate from most inliners.
My rifle will be setup for warthog which is quite a tough species to kill even with a centre-fire rifle, so I guess the 240grXTP will be a little on the light side.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:53 AM
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Move up to the .430 Hornady 300gr...
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:55 AM
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The supplier only have the 240gr as the heaviest, I did order some local made ones and 300grSST's. Will hopefully have them by next weekend to test properly.

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