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sabots for .458 dia bullets?
« on: November 07, 2004, 04:25:43 PM »
I know that sabots are made for a variety of bullet diameters but they all seem to be for handgun bullets.

I think that a 300 grain HP bullet for the 45-70 would be a wonderful bullet for a muzzleloader. I looked at various sites but I came up with nothing. I was wondering if anyone makes a sabot for such a diameter.

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sabots for .458 dia bullets?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2004, 05:13:02 PM »

You can get that sabot from MMP.  It is orange and made from the new polymere plastic. I have been using it for several months now in my inline 50's they work real well.

Here is target I shot several months back using these sabots and a 350 grain .458 (45/70) bullets.  I have since then cut back to 300 grain bullets to allow me to use Nosler Partitions for hunting and Hornady HP's for target and recreation..

Here is the MMP site - they do not show the .458's but if you call them they will mail them right to your door.

Hope this helps you....
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sabots for .458 dia bullets?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2004, 05:22:34 PM »
Thanks sabotloader, I will try them also. I think I would like to try some .458,  300 gr. or 350 gr. Barnes X Bullets in them.  :D
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