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Non Sabot Rounds in a 10ml

MatchshotMatchshot Member Posts: 452 ✭✭✭
I have been looking for loads for the Hornady Great Plains Muzzleloading Bullets 50 Caliber 385 Grain Lead Hollow Point to shoot with my new ml. Also, can I shoot a patched round ball?
I am new to Muzzle Loading and am full of dumb questions.

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  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,330 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Verboten!

    You have to use a sabot.
    And not just any sabot, the Savage is a finicky beast.
  • MatchshotMatchshot Member Posts: 452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by allen griggs
    Verboten!

    You have to use a sabot.
    And not just any sabot, the Savage is a finicky beast.


    Got it. I see the MMP black sabot is necessary for smokeless. Can any of the Hornady sabots be used as well? I didn't see anything in the instruction manual.

    By the way, I love this rifle! Got it in SS and Laminate, weighs a ton, but it is a quality firearm. Got to get out and shoot it.
  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,330 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I imagine that all of Hornady's sabots are made by MMP.
    Some guys get good results with the Hornady sabots, and some don't.
    I am shooting the 250 SST with supplied sabot and get 1.5 MOA
    With the 250 XTP, of course you have to order sabots from MMP.
  • mwd571mwd571 Member Posts: 29 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    There is a large group of savage 10ML shooters that have put 45 cal Pac-Nor barrels on their guns and are shooting non saboted 45 cal bullets, there is even a bunch of them that have put 40 cal barrels on to shoot 40 cal bullets

    So it is not a No-No as stated

    You need to read the postings on Doug's savage 10 Ml board for all the info
  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 34,330 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I am well aware of the custom .45 barrels and the non saboted slugs.
    Matchshot was not inquiring about this type of rifle.
    He is a rookie who has just gotten his .50 Savage.
    He is asking for basic tech tips for the factory Savage.
    For his rifle non saboted slugs are a no-no.
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