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Old 11-30-2004, 09:17 AM
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Default T/C exp and Hornady exp question

I know they are the same. I've used the T/C's for sighting in, and bought some Hornady's on sale. I was comparing them, and the sabot is different. The T/C is black, and the Hornady is green and about a quarter of an inch shorter.

Do you think the Hornady's will shoot any different?
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:51 AM
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Yes IMHO I think you have a GREAT chance of a different POI. Anytime you change bullet characteristics you change the physics of how the bullet reacts with its enviroment. So a shorter bullet has a great chance of changing its POI.
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:17 AM
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Another thing you might find is that the Hornady Sabots are thicker and you will have a difficult time getting them down the barrel.

Look at the bootom of the sabot if they have a stair-stepped they are probably MMP sabots. If they have a smooth cup they are probably Harvester and thinner..

TC usually uses a thinner sabot.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:06 PM
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It's my understanding that black sabots are used with .45 caliber bullets, ie. .451 or .452 diameter handgun bullets; and green sabots are used with .44 caliber bullets, ie. .429 diameter handgun bullets.

I personally prefer 260 grain .451 Nosler-Partition HG in a black sabot over 80 grains of 777, excellent accuracy and performance.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:25 PM
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Bugs11 is correct................

the black sabots are for .45cal bullets and the green ones are .44cal bullets. The two WILL shoot a little differently - I know my Knight prefers .45s over .44s.
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