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Old October 22, 1998, 11:51 AM   #1
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Has any body out there tried using a plastic sabot with the 30 carbine cartridge I am thinking about trying it and would like to find out if it will work before buying the dies and such.
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Old October 29, 1998, 06:55 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it myself. I have read several articals. It works and it does boost the velocity quite well. Accuracy is where there is a compromise. You won't improve accuracy of the gun your shooting. At best it will be equal to an average load without sabots. You will probably see accuracy drop off.
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Old November 10, 1998, 11:17 AM   #3
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I tried it once and found that there was not
enough velocity to separate the sabot from the bullet at carbine speeds and dropped the project
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Old November 11, 1998, 11:40 PM   #4
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That is interesting. Especially since even lower-velocity munitions such as saboted shotguns rounds seem to work fine. Perhaps it was your bullet or sabot design.
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Old November 17, 1998, 06:01 PM   #5
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I know the 30 cal sabots are a lot stiffer than shotgun sabots which make a big difference in the way they react.

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Old November 18, 1998, 05:39 PM   #6
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In my carbine the sabots do not produce enough impulse (pressure time) to actuate the tappet. Accuracy was about like the regular 110 gr.
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