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    Boolit Master
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    sabot source ?

    I'd like to start shooting some cast .40's or even .358's in my .45 cal ML. Does anybody know of a source for sabot only?

    Thanks, 725

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    Boolit Man
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    Lots of options, appears:

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=muzzleload...&t=ffnt&ia=web gives:

    http://mmpsabots.com/store/tan-sabot/
    Cabelas's or Bass Pro Shop maybe? (Both owned by Bass Pro Shop now but not unified yet)
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/58...ets-pack-of-50
    And many more options. Search engines help

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    I've used 40 caliber bullets in both 45 and 50 caliber muzzleloaders for at least a dozen years using MMP Sabots.
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    MMP also has Sabots for the 357 bullets as well and although I have experimented with them I have become rather fond of my 40 Caliber bullets.

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    Thanks, everybody. Just what I was looking for. Placing an order today.

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    I like the MMP sabots a lot. They used to make the sabots for all the other outfits as well but that may not be true these days. The MMP blue color sabot is the one that allows shooting 357 or 9mm in the 45 cal. muzzleloader. For some reason, my 45 liked 9mm 125 gr projectiles a lot better that 357 125 gr'ers and was accurate out to 200 yards. The load was 55 gr of 3F Goex.

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    quilbilly - Thanks. I already placed an order to MMP and am waiting for them to arrive. Maybe today! I want to try my 220 gr. .357 boolit in the .45 cal rifle. I ordered 3 different packs: two for the .45 & one for the .50. Thanks for the load data. Gives me a starting point.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check