Saboted 223 bullet in 308/30-06

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by USMCSpeedy, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Has anyone here shot saboted rifle rounds before? I found a place online to get the sabots and thought is sounded interesting. 4000+ fps with a 55gr 223 bullet our of a 30-06. Just wondering how accurate it will be at 200-300 yds.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Never tried it. Youll have to post a range report Im curious.

  3. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Something like that was available back in the 70s or 80s. Maybe not the calibers mentioned but shooting a smaller diamets bullet in a rifle that what it was desingned for. It never seemed to get very far so Id guess it didnt work too well.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Yep. accellerator rounds. I used to have a box of .30-30s loaded with 55 gr .224s in a sabot. Never shot any.
  5. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    I thought I'd try it. The sabots are only $9.95 for a hundred and you get a sheet with load data for the calibre you order. I got them Wednesday and I'm hoping to load a few this weekend and try them out.
  6. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    I tried the Remington Accelerator's (30/06) back in the day, poor accuracy and grouping, couldn't keep 3-4" at 100 yards and had one keyholed. Don't know if handloading would cure that or not, could be the rate of twist wasn't adequate.
    It would be interesting to consider making a big game gun a varmiter, I remember seeing that ad too sometime back, but I never really pursued it
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    :yeahthat: They shoot for crap :bleh: and I'm being nice because this a family oriented board.
  8. bntyhntr6975

    bntyhntr6975 Member

    May 5, 2009
    Wichita, Ks.
    Never tried to factory stuff, but I've tried several loads with a 50g .224 from a .308. Not much recoil and even less accuracy. Best I could do out of probly a dozen tries was keepin most in a paper plate at 100yds. But I'll probly try more eventually, got quite afew sabots left. And just in case you need to know, it"s very difficult to pull the sabot from a loaded round. The bullet comes out fine but that damn sabot just won"t budge.
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