im new to flintlocking with my traditions 50 caliber.i tried the 45 caliber sabot bullet w/ the plastic casing a couple years ago. i wasnt overly happy w/ them.i have some maxiballs i bought on clearance last year. are they any more accurate? or should i be looking for round balls?
What twist barrel does your rifle have?
I would start out shooting a patched round ball.
Try a .490" ball and .015 patch, and work up to your most accurate load with it then move on to try the maxi ball.
win 1300 the .50 cal. sabots normally use a .45cal bullet.
Traditions list your twist rate as 1:48, so your gun should shoot round ball and maxi balls.
If you shoot maxi balls check your target for keyholing, some times the maxi might not stabilize enough in the barrel.
It's just trial and error finding the right powder & projectile combo your gun likes, so put some range time in with it.