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Old 11-15-2005, 07:39 PM
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I have a new Savage 10ML that I am anxious to take to the range and sight in. The owners manual plus some research seems to support the use of Accurate Arms 5744 powder. My problem is locating a source to purchase it. I am not a reloader and hope that some of you can point me in the right direction. Any advice on this matter is welcome. My plan is to use a 245 grain powerbelt bullet and around 44 grains of the above described powder. This is my first muzzleloader and I selected the Savage because I am sure that smokeless powder would require less problems cleaning. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:11 PM
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:49 PM
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Thank you for the info. Faxed a copy of my DL and made the order. Now, soon I will be weighing powder and seeing if all the praise I have read about the Savage 10ML is well founded. I am new to this furum and it is great. I enjoy it very much but not hardly enough to keep me out of my hunting shack.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:35 PM
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Savage specifically recommends AGAINST using Powerbelts with smokeless powder. Why not try a .452 250gr XTP with sabot such as those supplied with the rifle? 42-45gr of 5744 with that bullet should be a great combo...
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:50 PM
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Thanks big6X6. I was not aware that Savage advised against using powerbelts. I liked the way they easily slide down the bore and the two I shot were a pleasure to load and shoot. Some sabots are difficult for me to get down on the powder. Also, where could I get a supply of the ones that came with the rifle? I thought I read the owners manuel from cover to cover. Must have missed that. I read somewhere that the 245 grain powerbelt and 44 grains of 5744 was ideal for my ML. But then we do have freedom of speech and I would bet the makers of powerbelt would reccommend their product. I will keep checking.
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:44 AM
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Thanks big6X6. I was not aware that Savage advised against using powerbelts. I liked the way they easily slide down the bore and the two I shot were a pleasure to load and shoot. Some sabots are difficult for me to get down on the powder. Also, where could I get a supply of the ones that came with the rifle? I thought I read the owners manuel from cover to cover. Must have missed that. I read somewhere that the 245 grain powerbelt and 44 grains of 5744 was ideal for my ML. But then we do have freedom of speech and I would bet the makers of powerbelt would reccommend their product. I will keep checking.
Smokeless powder really REQUIRES a tight-fitting bullet to insure reliable ignition. Sometimes they are hard to get down the bore. MMP offers two sizes of sabots to help with that problem, the HPH-12 that are .507 diameter and the HPH-24 that are .505-.506 diameter. One of those two should be the ticket. You can get them at www.mmpsabots.com. The HPH-12 is the one that came with your Savage rifle.

The bullets are the Hornady XTP #45200 250gr .452. They are available from Midsouth, MidwayUSA, Grafs, etc. That bullet/sabot and 42-46gr 5744 should shoot GREAT in your Savage.
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:06 PM
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Ozarkwhittler,
The MMP sabots are made near or in Harrison, just up the road from you. Del Ramsey makes them. I suspect the HPH12 would be your best bet for 250/300SSTs. The 300g Barnes X shoots great with his orange 458/50 cal sabots. You need to join us on the Modern Smokeless Muzzleloading board and the Savage 10-ML board.
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