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    The hard work beating down a path was done yesterday. So I went out to try some DC's

    My first shots were with 90 gr 3f GOEX and they were all over the place. I then went to 100 gr and things tightened up a bit. But when I went 105 gr things started to get real good.

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    I like this load but next time out I'll bump it up a bit more to see what happens.

    HA

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    Looks good

    I am going to give their 357 duplex sabots a try. Those DC260's shoot well too..

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    Wow! That is deadly! Amazing how an increase/decrease in the powder charge can affect accuracy.

    Do you ever find any sabots sitting on the snow?
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    Yes I do Pete. Usually about 10-20 yds out. I pick the ones I can find up for the garbage back home. Some just seem to disappear for some reason though. I shoot on Crown land and I don't believe in leaving garbage out there like so many others do. It really pisses me off to see that. Most every time I shoot I come home with more than I left with.

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    What condition are the used sabots in? Just rifling marks or are they blown? The green MMP sabots I use have the rifling grooves but are in otherwise good shape. I'm going to try to re-use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenLakePete View Post
    What condition are the used sabots in? Just rifling marks or are they blown? The green MMP sabots I use have the rifling grooves but are in otherwise good shape. I'm going to try to re-use them.
    After pushing unshot load out of the inline, and then reloading it later found it to shoot very erratic! After doing some experimenting removed the powder and looked inside and could see light around the sabot. The old rifling marks, and new rifling marks allow the pressure to get by the load?
    Figured some one else may have seen this?

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    Pete,
    Those orange sabots seem pretty fragile and are generally missing a petal or two after firing.

    Bogey, Whenever I pull a charge I never reload it, so I don't have an answer for you. I suspect you would deform the bullet/sabot to some degree which would cause some inaccuracy.

    HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenLakePete View Post
    What condition are the used sabots in? Just rifling marks or are they blown? The green MMP sabots I use have the rifling grooves but are in otherwise good shape. I'm going to try to re-use them.
    Using used / once fired sabots is comparable to using once fired shotshell wads , a fellow from our club used to do this for his skeet and trap loads .he had more bloopers than you could count , very exasperating to the other shooters .
    What happens to the plastic is that it is subjected to extreme heat and becomes more brittle therefore you will get poor sealing quality between the bore and sabot consequently poor accuracy and incomplete combustion in the barrel , one heck of a flame out the end .

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntaway View Post
    Pete,
    Those orange sabots seem pretty fragile and are generally missing a petal or two after firing.

    Bogey, Whenever I pull a charge I never reload it, so I don't have an answer for you. I suspect you would deform the bullet/sabot to some degree which would cause some inaccuracy.



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    Thanks for reply, HA, only re use sabot again for making smoke. Shove the entire sabot etal out the breech and bullet seems fine. Wondered why the re-shot "sounded" different and believe incomplete seal when reusing sabot could be the cause for erratic performance as well. Suspect if shot in the evening would see excess flame etal with the re-use.

    Just a shout out to not try and reuse sabot for hunting situation as you might be disappointed.

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