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0302
January 19, 2013, 09:25
Whilst view the Guns magazine I came across this little pearl, “Balle Flèche Sauvestre, the round is based on anti-tank technology, a fin stabilized discarding sabot, supposedly more accurate and farther shooting than a regular shotgun slug. The ammo is about $10 a pop, but shooting fin stabilized discarding sabot rounds from my 12 gage does sound interesting.

http://www.shotgunnews.com/2012/02/16/century-arms-sauvestre-ammunition/

http://www.facsupplystore.com/products.asp?cat=116

longhair51
January 19, 2013, 16:27
That seems to be a great idea. I remember a discarding sabot shotgun round being produced about 30-40yrs ago. Anyone else remember it? I don't recall the maker.

wonderdog451
January 22, 2013, 22:46
It looks a lot like the Brenneke slugs that anyone can buy today. It was probably an idea that was too advanced for it's time.

gunsmoke
January 23, 2013, 00:54
15+ yrs ago CHEAPER THAN DIRT IMPORTED them and they were reasonably priced. More recently I could find them om GB 3" for $5/rd, they are HARD and being .45 cal have a real good sectional density so they penetrate like crazy. In Africa they go after Cape Buffs and such with them.

Long hair You might be referring to the BRI which was bought and is still made by Winchester, they are really good in rifled barrels (no fins) finned is smooth bore only.

The 3" 12 is as powerful as a hot loaded 45-70-400 completely adequate for grizzly.

longhair51
January 23, 2013, 12:10
Long hair You might be referring to the BRI which was bought and is still made by Winchester, they are really good in rifled barrels (no fins) finned is smooth bore only.I looked up BRI. Thats what I was thinking about. Thanks.