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what is with all thes new muzzleloader bullets and sobots can i shoot them out of my old muzzleloader

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  • what is with all thes new muzzleloader bullets and sobots can i shoot them out of my old muzzleloader

    what is with all thes new muzzleloader bullets and sobots can i shoot them out of my old muzzleloader

  • #2
    Depends on the twist rate of your barrel. Smoothbore, 1:60, and 1:66 won't stabilize the bullet. I doubt a 1:48 will, either. Sabot guns are typically 1:24 to 1:32.

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    • #3
      Depends on how "old" your gun is.
      If in doubt, continue to use ball & patch!

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      • #4
        Forgot - sabots usually give you faster speed, better aerodynamics, longer range, and better terminal performance compared to a round ball or conical.

        Also, Powerbelts are almost full bore diameter. I understand that they will work with slower twist barrels but I have yet to try them. I'd exercise caution because these can be much heavier than round balls. Might be best to contact the manufacturer before shooting them.

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        • #5
          yes

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          • #6
            How "old" is this muzzelloader? I bet if it is an in-line you can use new saboted bullets. If it is not an in-line I would go for a ball/patch or a bore-sized bullet.

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            • #7
              what they said

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              • #8
                idk i have a tradtions caplock that i built out of a kit and it shoots them well enough

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                • #9
                  i have a 50 cal. bobcat and i shoot pre-lubed bullets with no plastic or patch just fine.

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                  • #10
                    Yep!

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                    • #11
                      Yep!

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