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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2008, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I have a NEF sidekick and I have heard several ideas about loading sabots, some say to lube them with borebutter, and some say to load them dry to ensure accuracy, any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2008, 10:08 PM
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I have never used bore butter for sabots.I think that stuff is only for patch and ball.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 07:46 PM
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Joel you're right and its for bullets like the TC maxi-hunter. The old mini-balls would also use this product.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 11:01 PM
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The owners manual for my TC says not to use any lube on the sabot. The theory is that you want the sabot to grip the rifling of the barrel as best as it can in order to inpart a spin on the bullet. The more spin the better stabalization of the bullet.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 10:30 PM
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what they said.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 04:43 PM
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I shoot the NEF sidekick also. I have had it a couple of years. I always shot Hornady sabots from my previous muzzleloader, so I continued using them with the sidekick. I was so frustratred while trying to sight it in using sabots, I could not group my shots if my life depended on it. So I tried Powerbelts this year with amazing results. My group was so tight at 75 yds the bullet holes were touching. Just curious if you have had the same problem. If so you might try the powerbelts.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 11:50 AM
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I don't prelube the sabot but i do use the bore butter in the barrel and run a dry patch through it before I load. It works well for me and does make it easier to load.
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