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Old 02-28-2008, 01:33 AM
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accelerator

anyone using the accelerators anymore? my buddy brought it up today about trying some in his 30.06. he was thinking of the 25.06 accelerator. i have never used them but i can't see them being very accurate.. any thoughts? and if they are worth playing with where would a guy go to buy them?
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:44 PM
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Sabots

Plastic / nylon sabots are still around. Google sabot accellerator and you should find some hits.

A few points you may want to consider:

1: not for short range
Sabots take between 25 to 50 yards to reliably separate from their payload.

2: crown critical
These things begin to open up upon leaving the muzzle. The crown of your rifle is critical to accuracy.

3: squeaky clean!
Sabots LOVE squaky clean, no fouling, fresh bare steel barrels. The plastic they are made of is softer than the copper that could be fouling the rifling of a barrel, and that fouling can and will scrape and cause irregularities in the sabot that can impact accuracy.

4: Twist!
Be sure that you are stabelizing the sub caliber payload properly, or accuracy may suffer!

5: Muzzle break
I have heard no definite reports, but it seems a bad idea to fire this flowering, expanding bit of nylon through a baffled muzzle break. This, by the way, is the reason I still havn't tried a .50 sabot down to .30. Imagine, 4900 FPS with a 250 Gr .308 bullet! But without a really good break, kiss your shoulder goodbye! Maybe in a really big railgun type setup, but not shoulder fired!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:54 PM
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I know several guys that have tried them and no one could get any accuracy past 75 or 80 yrds. With any loading they tried. Factory ammo was no better.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:02 PM
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i didn't think they could be too accurate. to much going on that could effect a straight shot.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:49 PM
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Couple guys I deer hunt with swear by them for ceyote in a 06 or 308. I just can't see how they could be accurate either.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:34 PM
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Couple guys I deer hunt with swear by them for ceyote in a 06 or 308. I just can't see how they could be accurate either.
were they using a 25.06 in a 30.06? thats what my buddy was thinking about. and for coyotes.
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