bullet selection

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by mw185, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. mw185

    mw185 Member

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    I'm new to muzzelloading and was suprised at the cost of the ml bullet/sabot combinations.Do many of you purchase them seperately-for example the 45cal 225gr hornady fte combined with harvester yellow sabot. I have no experience yet but would appreciate advice from those who do.
     
  2. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

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    Every gun is different try some different loads with different bullets and different sabots. I have a 50 cal encore that likes hornedy 300 hp xp with 130 gn of triple seven
     

  3. jeepman133

    jeepman133 New Member

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    You didn't mention what brand of M/L rifle you shoot, but i highly recommend the .451 cal Gold dot/deep curl bullets in .250 or .300 gr. they are about the same cost of the xtp bullets with excellent controlled expansion and terminal performance. since i don't know what rifle your shooting, buying a pack of harvester crushed rib sabots and a pack of MMP-24 should cover you in most cases as far as a proper fitting sabot is concerned. www.midsouthshooters carried both the bullets and sabots.
     
  4. mw185

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    Thanks for the replies. The question was more around combining one of the many offered .45cal bullets that are sold by the 100 and adding a sabot rather than buying the muzzeloader specific bullet/sabot combo's which appear to cost 2-3 times as much. I am looking at a CVA accura .50cal for a hunt in Nevada next year-no scopes. Since I have done no ml shooting before I wanted to do a fair amount and was looking at the cost.
     
  5. jeepman133

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    the gold dot/ deep curls i mentioned are sold seperately 50 ct per box. would be a good idea to buy 1 pack of .451-.452 crushed rib sabot and 1 pack of .451-.452 mmp- 24 sabot. that should cover you on sabots,depending on your bore size... the gold dot deep curls are about $18.00 per 50 and the sabots about $5.50 per 50 ct.. another reasonably priced bullet is the harvester PT gold in .260 or 300 gr about $20.00 per 50 ct. same as with other mentioned bullet buy a pack of each sabots mentioned... hope this helps