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Recommended Sabots

Old 10-31-2013, 05:49 AM
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I bought a new BPS with a rifled cantilever barrel for this year. This weekend I'm headed to the range to find out some sabots that it likes and shoots best, and to zero the scope. I put a Nikon 3-9x50 slughunter on it. I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations I should try to save my shoulder some. In the past I've shot Winchester Super-X 2 3/4" out of my old gun, but that's all I ever tried. I have a few boxes left over that I was going to take with. Also would I be better with 2 3/4 or 3"? Thanks
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:51 AM
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Sorry I may have posted in the wrong section
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:47 PM
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the super x sabots are all right thats what my bro uses i use hornady sst 300 gr i used winchester supreme elites one year and they by far the biggest hole i have ever seen using sabots it was like i shot an baseball through the deer didnt have to track far that year they wear also 300gr if you want more acurate i thinck the hornadys shot the farthest out of all three good luck wichever you decide we use 2 3/4 inch on all of our slugs/sabots shot 3' magnums onceit ratled the scope moutns off lol
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:23 PM
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I'd try the tipped stuff first

Remington accutip
Federal barnes expanders
hornady sst

Its really hard telling what your gun will like though,
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:37 AM
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I shoot the Remington Accutips, accurate and expands to almost a full inch.
Recoverd from doe I shot square in the front chest area, bullet recoverd in the back leg.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:42 AM
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tipped is best

I agree with the no 3'' mag's you will only cry after pulling the trigger...they freakin hurt.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:51 AM
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I've had great luck with Brenneke 2 3/4" and 3" KO Sabots (not the other KO slug). They shoot a 63 caliber one ounce slug at 1600 fps. They hammer deer and are very accurate in my Marlin 512.This year I'm shooting Hornady 300 gr sabots, and they are knocking the bullseye out at 100 yds, so I have no doubt they will work just fine on deer.

With slug guns, you just have to find something the gun will shoot accurately. I start with the stuff on the lower end of the price scale and only switch brands if they don't shoot well enough. I don't shoot much past 100 yds, so I don't bother with the stuff around 2000 fps. I tried Hornady H2K once, and my gun sprayed them all over the place.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:35 AM
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Thanks for the ideas! I'm pricing them out now and hopefully will try all. Anybody ever use lightfields?
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:02 AM
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Lightfields EXPs work well in many shotguns cause they aren't your typical sabot, with the hot gas upon firing the so-called sabot expands but after 100 yds they drop like a brick !! I would try them, but also the Remington Accu-Tip, Federal Premier Vital-Shok, use 2-3/4" no need to try 3", the only advantage the 3" has is negative added recoil
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:14 PM
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My BPS loves Hornady SSTs... killed several deer with these...

At close range I don't get much expansion unless I hit bone...

But I have killed a doe at 193yds out of a box blind once (steady rest)...
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