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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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different type bullet in longrifle

Need a suggestion for a sabot slug for my longrifle.

I shot at a doe this morning.
I know I hit her in the right front shoulder by her reaction.
When she ran I saw her right front leg not moving right. I know I hit her. Couldnt find 1 drop of blood.
im still looking now.
these prb arent cutting it.
want to use something else.
its a 50 cal flint with a rice barrel. Thanks.
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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

Depends on the twist, and if you ever want to go back to patch and round ball again.
If it's a 1 in 66 twist, it's round ball, and I won't suggest any thing else. If you do decide to use a sabot or mini ball be advised that you will leave either plastic or lead in beaded in the rifling. It can be removed but it's a job involving a lot of elbow grease, don't ask how I know.

If it's a faster twist than 1 in 66 then you'll probably be OK, but will still need to remove plastic or lead from the rifling, when you clean.

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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

I dont know the twist rate.
I do have solvent that removes
lead fouling. I use it in my 1911
45. Cause ill run lead thru it.
the solvent does good on that barrel. But its much shorter.
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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

Sure you didn't hit low and just break the leg? If its a .50 and you must, try a hornady pa conical.....wash lube it comes with and use a non petroleum lube.....

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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

if its a rice barrel 10 to 1 its a 1;56 or 1;66 twist i would stick with roundballs if you shoot sabots out of it they wont spin fast enoungh to be accurate sabot need a 1'32 or 1;48 twist

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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

I agree that it sounds like hit on front leg.I use RB's in 45 cal with 50grs and have no problem.Guys in other states are killing deer with 40's and 36's with RB's.Know of a guy who did it with a 32 with RB.They just don't live with a hole in the heart or lungs.
One guy on a muzzy site this year hit all his on direct shoulder shots.Dropped every one.
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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

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When she ran I saw her right front leg not moving right... Couldnt find 1 drop of blood.
Are you sure the right front leg was moving right before you shot?

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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

Hope you find it.
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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

Just found that deer. Hit it behind
rf leg. Lower third of lungs. Looked
rest of day on sat and sun morning.
double lung shot and no blood.
She went a little over 300 yds.

while the hit is a little low its still got part of both lungs.
I dont think the rb does enough damage.
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Re: different type bullet in longrifle

She was certainly one tough deer! A .490 round ball through both lungs with and entry and exit hole and no visible blood! Congratulations on your perseverance in finding her, very commendable.

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