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    22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?



    I bought a package of plastic sabots that allow a .22 caliber bullet to be used in a 30 caliber cartridge. The load data I got with the sabots says the velocity will be over 4000 fps. Has anyone tried these sabots in a hand load, and how did you like them. I remember 30 years ago when Remington sold factory ammo with the 22 caliber sabots. I guess they were not popular because they no longer sell the ammo.

    Opps I just noticed they still sell them

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=220009



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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?

    Somewhere on this website is another thread on this very same topic. Search it out. I've only tried them in the .300 MiniWhisper cartridge, which is an oddball wildcat based on the .30 Mauser pistol case. My experience was terrible. They were very inaccuracte and I even got a lot of "keyholes", that is, bullets going sideways into the target. But it's a fun experimental handloading project. Just think "safety" until you get a load that you like.

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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?

    I did some 50 gr softpoints in a 300 WM. Total weight was 65 gr IIRC.
    77 gr 3031 over a mag primer.
    4700 fps was expected, although I did not chrony them.
    Shot at a target at 25 yds , THE BULLET NEVER GOT THERE!!
    As my old uncle used to say, "It insinegrated".
    High pressure.
    I shot the three that I had loaded, and never tried it again.
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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?

    The sabot in a centerfire rifle, the thing refuses to die in our quest for high speed bullets no matter how inaccurate they are.

    You have a .308 try some 110gn Sierra varmiters in it, they shoot well you can push them beyond belief in speed. Out to 400yds they are devastating. Why put melted plastic in your bore then bake it in with a few good jacketed .308 bullets, have fun getting that mess out.

    I will say this again, they have but one use, that is with a case loaded with sabot and primer no other components they make fun basement shooters and that is all.


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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?


    If you do use them against everyone's recommendation and get the "baked on melted plastic" in your bore
    Try the Remington 40X bore cleaner. Follow the directions as it is abrasive like sand paper in a bottle abrasive. It works good for my muzzle loader where shooting those plastic sabots is more productive

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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?

    Quote Originally Posted by swany

    You have a .308 try some 110gn Sierra varmiters in it, they shoot well you can push them beyond belief in speed. Out to 400yds they are devastating.
    Hey Swany, What powder and charge on those varminters and you chrony them?

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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?

    Used to be able to buy them loaded, "Winchester Accelerators" 30-30, 308, 30-06. I always thought the idea was pretty cool.

    But you dont see them now.
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    Re: 22 cal bullet in 308 Win with sabots?



    I noticed in one of my newer American Rifleman magazines that Winchester is making 50-BMG SLAP (tungsten sabot) rounds for the military 50 cal guns. It was called a light armor piercing round. I thought this was odd since the standard 50 cal round can penetrate light armor. I wonder how accurate it is.


    This may not be the exact round Winchester is producing for the military.
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