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Muzzle Loader Question

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Unread 06-04-2006, 12:06 PM
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Muzzle Loader Question

I have an TC Encore 209 x 50. The ML is very accurate so I have over looked the little problem that I have with the barrel. The problem is it's to hard to load.

I shoot sabots and I have tried different sabots, and bullets. The barrel is clean, and I have tried Bore Butter. I have also tried putting KY lube directly on the Sabot, but it is so hard to load I have been thinking about selling it. Any suggestion? I don't want to mess up the accuracy it will stack them. Thanks for any info.

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Unread 06-04-2006, 12:24 PM
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Re: Muzzle Loader Question

try some traditions T-Shok XLR's, 250 gr. they load easier than most sabots and shoot better than shockwaves in my TC. they make 1 ragged hole in the target at 100 from my thunderhawk
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Unread 06-04-2006, 12:59 PM
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Re: Muzzle Loader Question

I have an Encore .45 cal and it shoots Powerbelt bullets wonderfully plus they are really easy to load. No sabot, just a plastic base cup that expands to bore size when fired. Recovered one from the off side shoulder of a deer shot at 100 yds just under the skin mushroomed out like a Mentos mint--225 gr bullet.
The Barnes sabots seem to fit very tight but the Hornady SST loads pretty easy in my gun. Hope this helps. Sam
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Unread 06-04-2006, 01:15 PM
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Re: Muzzle Loader Question

There is a brand new sabot about to be sold by T/C that is very easy to load. They are yellow in color and really slick. Just wait a bit and you will be able to get them. Loads like a Powerbelt, only reaches way out there if you are shooting ShockWaves. Also a new solvent coming that is very good, also from T/C, makes cleaning a simple job. Not sure what they are going to call the sabots or solvent, they will have a marketing name for each.
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Unread 06-04-2006, 01:19 PM
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Re: Muzzle Loader Question

Harvester "CRUSH RIB" sabots are much easier to load. Many folks can load .458 bullets with them!


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Unread 06-04-2006, 07:14 PM
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Re: Muzzle Loader Question

each barrel has it's own diameter,groove and bore.with muzzleloaders you are making the fit with whatever components you use. there are 2 variables.bullet and sabot.try different combos until you come up with the best fit for your gun.i think you'll find a very snug fit will provide the best accuracy.
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