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Old 11-23-2013, 06:09 AM
michiganbill michiganbill is offline
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I have knocked the dust off my mid-1970's H&R Huntsman 45 cal. muzzleloader. I shot it yesterday with the powder and round balls I used back then. It shot great.
I'm wondering if the rifling in that gun would allow me to shoot the new Sabot bullets?
I load 60 grains of FFFg and am not sure that is enough punch to shoot the 195 grain Sabot - my round balls weigh 130 grains.
This is my first post, I hope it made sense and would appreciate any help.
Thanks.
michiganbill
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:33 PM
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The rifling may possibly be to slow in that gun. You never know though you may find that it works o.k. I would say try it.....You may also want to try something like a maxiball or buffalo bullets as some may call them.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:44 PM
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with out knowing the rifling twist I would agree that a TC maxi-hunter, or a Buffalo bullet might be your best bet and would be a giant improvement over the round ball. To take a guess I would think the twist is a 1-45 or 1-48" and might not shoot modern sabots. I would favor the TC maxi-hunters as I have some very good experience with them.
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