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    Best Sabot You Have Used?

    Hello fellow fanatics, just looking for your input on the best sabots you have used. My current muzzleloader set up is a Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter .50 cal using 150 grains Pyrodex pellets, 300 gr Thompson/Center Shock Wave Super Glide Sabots, sighted in around 3-4 inches high at 100 yards. Accuracy wise, I like these sabots, problem is I didn't like how it mushroomed a couple years ago on a NE Nevada bull. I will be hunting both deer and elk this year, so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Happy hunting!

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    Dump the plastic, and use these.

    http://thorbullets.com/

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    Thanks, I will check those out.

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    Send Terry an e-mail, and he'll send you out a sample pack of the different sizes. Once you figure out which one fits your barrel best. Send him an order, and he send them out to you. If you like them. Send him a check.

    Good guy to do business with, and a great performing bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    Send Terry an e-mail, and he'll send you out a sample pack of the different sizes. Once you figure out which one fits your barrel best. Send him an order, and he send them out to you. If you like them. Send him a check.

    Good guy to do business with, and a great performing bullet.
    Agree 100%. Sabots illegal here in Co. The Thors are great.
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    I use the Barnes TMZ sabots in a 250 grain. They work great for me!

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    "Send Terry an e-mail, and he'll send you out a sample pack of the different sizes."
    That's key, standards are a bit looser on some MLs. I use the Hornady SST's, but I have to special order thinner sabots from MMP because my ML has a tight barrel.

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    The T/C barrels are tighter than many others on the market. Try Barnes Spitfire T-EZ in 250 grains for deer or 290 gr. for Elk or other large animals. Many other sabots on the market are too big (tight) for T/C rifles. I use 110gr. of Blackhorn 209 and a Federal 209A primer. I shot a 330 bull elk this year in Utah. 225 yard double lung shot.

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    I use the Barnes TMZ 250 gr too. Very accurate and great on-game performance. Buy the adapter loader made by Barnes, it prevents deformation when loading.

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    Agree with the others. Shoot Thor and don't look back. My dad shoots a Thompson and could not get any full bore conicals to shoot good except the powerbelts which are to soft for elk (he learned the hard way). He then tried the thors and they shoot as good as any sabot and are legal in every western state. The penetration and expansion are awesome with these. Basically a Barnes bullet for a muzzleloader. Cant go wrong with them. They offer different sizes to custom fit your muzzy. Can't speak highly enough of this bullet.
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