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Thread: 308 Sabots - turn your 308 into a 4000fps 223

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    308 Sabots - turn your 308 into a 4000fps 223

    i read a thread about this type of bullet recently but i can find it. i was wondering how forensics would work with such a round as the actual bullet that strikes the target would not have any rifling marks to match to a particular barrel.
    http://www.peterlawman.co.uk/reloading.php
    keith

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    Here you go:

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...-of-guns/page3

    &

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...choice-for-fox

    Could possibly make a .224 bullet legal for all deer species in England & Wales. Discuss!

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    sorry just found the thread as well and seen that i already asked the question, there must have been red wine consumed that night as i dont remember asking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb View Post
    i read a thread about this type of bullet recently but i can find it. i was wondering how forensics would work with such a round as the actual bullet that strikes the target would not have any rifling marks to match to a particular barrel.
    http://www.peterlawman.co.uk/reloading.php
    keith
    "You had better find the discarded sabot pieces before the fuzz do" would be the answer to that one.

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    Remington made it commercially and called it Accelerator............................... it did not fare well as precision on target was very spotty it seems. I have a few rounds in my collection I believe although i have never fired any of them.

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    I tried a box of Remington Accelerator, avg of 3,414fps out of my rifle, 24" barrel.

    Accuracy was excellent I never missed a piece of A4 paper at 100 yards! The normal 130g ammo was shooting 0.5" 3 shot groups at that time.

    A 130 at 2958fps was fine on deer and foxes, I never had the confidence I would hit anything with the Accelerators.
    Last edited by cjm1066; 18-03-2011 at 21:06.

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    I've never seen one but it is an interesting concept.

    However, Barnes are claiming 3,600fps for their 110 grain TTSX out of a 308. I'm tempted to get some just to see if they will really do that as the ballistics would be pretty flat and my money says they would work well on deer. It is not that I need a 3,600 bullet out of a 308 but it sounds like fun :-)

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    We bought a bag of those from Lawman's approx 8yrs ago! Tried them on the Fingringhoe Range, Essex.

    Just something to try - something new. Accuracy was terrible. Even at only 100yds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    I've never seen one but it is an interesting concept.

    However, Barnes are claiming 3,600fps for their 110 grain TTSX out of a 308. I'm tempted to get some just to see if they will really do that as the ballistics would be pretty flat and my money says they would work well on deer. It is not that I need a 3,600 bullet out of a 308 but it sounds like fun :-)
    Just remember that it don't matter how fast the bullet is traveling when it misses the deer. Speed only kills when it hits

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