Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Shotgun Slug Hunting


Reply

Sabot slug barrel length vs velocity?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:48 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 29
Sabot slug barrel length vs velocity?

Has anyone ever done any testing to see what effect different barrel lengths have on the velocity of sabot slugs? I've googled till my fingers are tired. I'd like a shorter barrel for deer drives in the thick stuff but dont want to decrease my velocity too much for longer shots.
__________________
Semper Fi
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-24-2013, 06:52 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 95
Re: Sabot slug barrel length vs velocity?

They are loading sabots with more of the slower powders like
we are doing when loading our super sabot, so you will loose more
velocity, About 25 fps or more per inch.. I can't see losing velocity, getting more
recoil from reduced weight , getting more noise closer to your ears.

THE conventional thought --short barrels needed to get slow slug out the barrel
before recoil to aid accuracy, but with much faster sabot loads the load can
get out the 24"barrel before recoil raises it.Ed
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.93%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.14%
1,898 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.10%
1,364 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.01%
591 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.91%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.91%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,905
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC