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Old January 30, 2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Hand loading saboted bullets??

Ive been reloding rifle rounds for about 2 years or so. Mostly .223 and .300WM. I was just curious if you can load saboted rounds in these caliburs. Is it feasable? Is it safe? Is there any point to trying it? Can you even buy sabots or saboted bullets? If this something i can do can someone sugest a book or website to get me started. Thanks!
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Old January 30, 2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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I don't know of any sabot loads for .223, that would have to be one TINY bullet.

.300WM, sure...

http://www.eabco.com/remington-accelerator-sabots.html

Looks like 5,000fps is a real possibility.
http://www.eabco.com/Reports/sabot01.gif

Accuracy reports, however, are not stellar.
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the links! I cant wait to try it!!
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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What effect if any would this have on the rifling?
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Plastic fouling, no big deal. Same as sabots in a shotgun.
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Old January 31, 2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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we've got some of these sitting on the shelf. never did try to load them
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Old January 31, 2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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I shoot them out of my SKS rifles loaded with a .224 52 gr. BTHP at around 3K fps. Accuracy suffers to some extent as the sabots are for .308" bores and my SKS rifles have .312" bores but there still minute of beer can at 50 yds. and thats good enough for what I use them for. It's a good idea to flare the case mouth like your loading pistol bullets so you don't shave material off the sabot. I need to get some more.

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