Shotshell Types There are three distinct types of shotgun loads: Pellets, or shot; slugs, i.e., a full-bore projectile; and sabot
rounds, i.e., a subcaliber projectile often with a plastic sabot
Blackhorn doesn't recommend loads over 120 grains, by volume, with sabots
up to 300 grains, and I found 100 grains was, personally, a pleasant threshold in terms of recoil and velocity.
As a tribute to the sailing skills she and her siblings learned sailing in Sabots
at Lindisfarne, Gina invited several current members of Lindisfarne to join her and owner Richard Dodds in the King of the Derwent event.
Upon exiting the barrel, the sabots
fell away from the martlet, thereby leaving the projectile in an almost perfect shape to bear the full aerodynamic stresses of high-speed flight.
In fact, I've seen plastic sabots
recovered from hogs taken at very close range.
In 1833, a refinement of the arrangement, devised by Lieutenant-Colonel Poncharra of the artillery, called for a recessed, patched wooden sabot
, which was loaded on top of the powder chamber; the ball then expanded against the sabot
to reduce deformation and thus improved accuracy.
As a rule, Foster-style rifled slugs are most accurate in the former, while slugs or bullets enclosed by plastic sabots
shoot most accurately in the latter.
The barrel is 26 inches long with a 1-in-28-inch twist designed for conicals and sabots
motivated by 209 primers and 150 grains of blackpowder or BP substitute.
Brenneke's SuperSabot features a 490-grain wadcutter that measures .63 inch in diameter and provides 58 percent more frontal area than standard .50 caliber sabots
. The brass exterior expands 1 inch, and is available in 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch loads with muzzle velocities of up to 1,526 feet per second.
Having had some painful experiences with the damage that separating sabots
can do to chronograph screens, I chose not to confirm the factory's velocity figures.
the cases of Tunisia and Egypt " with 10 Tunisian long and short films, directed between 1988 and 2011 starting from Nouri Bouzid's "Sabots
en Or" to the recent film by Nadia El Fani "Ni MaEtre ni Allah".
The Impact sports a 28-inch barrel with a 1:28 twist for top accuracy with modern-day muzzleloading jacketed bullets and sabots
. Like other T/C muzzleloaders, the Impact has the company's patented Quick Load Accurizor.