Your better off anyway. I think we get ripped on the sabots. I feel they are way more expensive than they need to be. Unless plastic is some sort of hard to come by commodity now?
In my gun the $2 slugs shoot pretty much as well, have better knockdown and are a third of the price. They just take more effort in the clean up department. And they do foul my barrel out pretty fast. With the rifled barrels the lead tends to catch in the rifling and it becomes more of a mess faster than in a smooth bore.
Like I said though, I have an Ultra Slug Deluxe and it shoots pretty well with regular winchester rifled slugs. Like one to two inch groups for the first three shots at 100 yards. I am using brenneke gold magnums right now. They are not as accurate, maybe 4 inches at 100 yards, but great at 75 and under. I just ran out of time and money to experiment and I have two boxes of them left. And I can't question the effect the 600 grn slugs will have on a deer:wink:
I would be afraid to see what sabots cost down under, I bet they are not cheaper.