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Has anyone tried the new BPI RSS-12 sabots yet? I'm getting into slug reloading. I don't have any casting equipment yet and figure these sabots might be a good place to start. They seem like they would work well with the 350 grain XTP and the 300 FTX 50 caliber bullets from Hornady.

They call for an overshot card for them for the roll crimp loads, which makes sense to me. But how do the manufacturers keep the bullets in their sabot products without the bullets coming out during transport and whatever else?
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We all seem to know why the sabot will blow forward off the slug/bullet....but it seems that few seem to know how to correct it.
There should be a good over-powder seal like the BPI X12X. Then a hard 1/4" (.250") nitro card/wad in between the gas seal and the sabot. This will also work on the older BPI sabot. The other problem is fast burn powder!
The basic problem arose with the older sabot...there was a soft plastic Flex-Seal suggested.
Dixie designed a .503" slug/bullet for the sabot. The sabot has small ridges inside the sabot's petals that snap over the truncated cone nose of our Tornado bullet.
Regards, James
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