I am new to muzzleloader hunting but tried it out last weekend after getting a new gun for a gift. Is it common for the sabot to fall out of the gun when pointing the muzzle downward? I am using powder pellets as I am a beginner.
I have a .50 cal and bought a starter kit from Cabella's that was marked as such. I guess I will be going in to Gander Friday afternoon to check that I was sold the correct thing. I thought this was very odd as well. Thank you all for your replies and any additional tips.
OK I think that solved it, the sabots didn't come with the jackets. the crazy thing is before going out with the gun I talked with a couple friends and even had one "expert" walk me through loading in the store two weeks prior. Never any mention of the plastic jacket. Thank you all for your help. Should be a cold weekend in the wood as temps have finally dipped and dipped hard high of 22 for Saturday.
You guys have me all confused. What is the difference between, plastic jacket and sabot? All I have ever used is a bullet inserted into a sabot and then loaded into the barrel. No plastic jacket! Only 4 things make a load, powder,sabot, bullet and primer. Never heard of a plastic jacket.