accelerator

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by spdcrazy, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. spdcrazy

    spdcrazy Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Dzaw

    Dzaw Well-Known Member

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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!
     

  3. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. spdcrazy

    spdcrazy Well-Known Member

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    i didn't think they could be too accurate. to much going on that could effect a straight shot.
     
  5. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. spdcrazy

    spdcrazy Well-Known Member

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    were they using a 25.06 in a 30.06? thats what my buddy was thinking about. and for coyotes.