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PostSubject: question about a tight loading optima   Tue 2 Dec - 14:18

hey everyone. my friend has an older optima which he is having a tough time loading. he's using with barnes 250 grain muzzleloader bullets and the black sabots that came on the same card with the bullets and it loads really tight. he has trouble after just a couple of shots.

is there a sabot you could recommend that would make it easier to load. 

thanks bobby

by the way carlos, my accurra MR loves the modified breechplug, the blackhorn 209, the  250 grain barnes and the black harvester sabots. shoots like a charm. absolutely love it.  thanks
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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Tue 2 Dec - 15:59

Tell him to try the Harvester Crush Ribs & the Harvester EZ Load, One of those will work

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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Tue 2 Dec - 16:49

Don't forget the blue knights/mmp from Carlos as well.  Those made a huge difference for me on the Barnes 290 TMZ.

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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Tue 2 Dec - 18:08

If you go on MMP SABOTS web site he give other options for sabots that are tight loading.

Contact DEL RAMSEY at 870-741-5019, Del is the owner and great guy to do business with.

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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Tue 2 Dec - 19:27

bobbythehunter wrote:
hey everyone. my friend has an older optima which he is having a tough time loading. he's using with barnes 250 grain muzzleloader bullets and the black sabots that came on the same card with the bullets and it loads really tight. he has trouble after just a couple of shots.

is there a sabot you could recommend that would make it easier to load. 

thanks bobby

by the way carlos, my accurra MR loves the modified breechplug, the blackhorn 209, the  250 grain barnes and the black harvester sabots. shoots like a charm. absolutely love it.  thanks
Ya' need a different bullet. It seems just about every Knight and Barnes sabot-bullet are more difficult to load than the rest.

Try Hornady SSTs in 250-300. Try XTPs. Try Speer Gold Dots. Try Precision.....etc....etc. They load easier, especially using a Harvester crushed ribbed sabot.

You also might need a good cleaning of that barrel. Make sure your cleaning product sez' it removes lead and copper. Make sure you are using a bore brush and not a jag.
I only use jags to seat my bullets. I finally got smart., after ruining the bristles on 23 bore brushes seating my sabot-bullets. Wink Wink
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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Sun 4 Jan - 21:42

I had similar problem on my lk93,I started putting a small amount of bullet lube around sabot and it slid right on down the barrel. Done it for the last 7 yrs. Hopes this works for you.
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PostSubject: Re: question about a tight loading optima   Mon 5 Jan - 7:11

What powder is he using? If it's T7 he'll need to swab more often.

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