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Can you use .458 rifle bullets?

Old 12-09-2003, 10:02 AM
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Default Can you use .458 rifle bullets?

Years ago I had a .45/70 and use to reload for it. I still have a variety of bullets for it and was wondering if they are safe to use in an T/C Omega .50 cal. I have the following bullets
.45 cal (.458) 300 gr Softpoint
.45 cal (.458) 405 gr Softpoint
.45 cal (.458) 500 gr Lead Cast
Also, would the black sabots still work?

Thanks,
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:01 PM
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i dont know about the collors of sabbots but the bullets will work if you have a correct sabot. of course accuracy is always and issue but the only way to find out that is to shoot them.
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:22 AM
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I don't think the .458 rifle bullets will work,because pistol bullets are .452 and wouldn't be able to get them down the barrel. My 700ml and Huntsman both load hard enough withe the .452s. Zeak
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:07 PM
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Knight marketed some sabots for .457/.458 bullets. I think they were orange.

MMG900135 Knight Hi-Pressure Sabots - 50/458, Orange 50 PK $7.95

http://www.gunaccessories.com/Knight/BulletsSabots.asp

Kind of hard to find those babies!
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:24 PM
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Good search-work on those .458 sabots U-See!

Now has anybody out there in cyberland tried them?????
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:59 PM
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T7, thanks. Someone over on HA did but I can't remember who it was.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:46 AM
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Underclocked,
Thanks for the info and the link. I am looking forward to developing a load for these bullets. By the way, what is "HA"?

If anyone has additional comments or experience, please let me know.

Thanks again!!!!
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