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Old February 28, 2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Sabots in revolvers?

I'm curious to know if anyone has tried, or has info on loads useing sub caliber sabo loads in a revolver? Thank you.
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Old February 28, 2011, 11:32 PM   #2
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Not in a revolver. The ones I tried in a rifle gave terrible accuracy.
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Old March 5, 2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Sabos in revolvers?

I'm trying this again so I may give more information with my question. I'm curious to know if anyone has tried, or has info on loads useing sub caliber sabo loads in a revolver? Will the forceing cone deform the sabo and create higher preasure? I'm thinking of the sabos used for muzle loaders specificly. Thank you
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Old March 5, 2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thank you for your repponse Thumper. Tim.
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Old March 5, 2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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Old March 5, 2011, 10:52 AM   #6
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Old March 5, 2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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I have never tried it. I would be a little afraid of making the barrel/cylinder jump with a sabot. It might work fine, but it just "seems" a little iffy to me. No experience to back it up, at all.
I know that the idea of the sabot is to open up pretty quickly after it leaves the grip of the barrel, so, making that jump between the cylinder and forcing cone sort of bothers me. What if the fingers on the sabot start to flare just a touch? Would the forcing cone "catch" them and force them back in place? I don't know, and I don't ever remember hearing of anyone trying it.
If you do try it, I would shoot quite a few, while checking the bore to make sure nothing has been torn loose and left in the barrel.... much like what can happen when shooting hollow-based wadcutters at too high a velocity.
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Old March 5, 2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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My neighbor did it using his ROA 45 caliber cap and ball revolver. The jump to the forcing cone was an after thought. All went well though and I believe could be safe in other revolvers as well. I cannot give you any data as to the increase in velocity but, I can tell you he was going for a flatter shooting load. I do believe that the safety factor is a genuine concern. Shooting a dozen saboted bullets through one gun does not prove an idea is sound or safe.
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