powerbelts vs sabots

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by mosin762, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. mosin762

    mosin762 New Member

    I'm saving up for a cva buckhorn. I can't decide between 295 grain powerbelt hollow points or sabots (most likely TC, Barnes, or hornady). What all do I need to clean it? What sabots are the best? Will shotgun plastic solvent get the melted sabot plastic out of the barrel? Thanks!
  2. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

    The BuckHorn is a good gun.

    Bullet suggestions:

    i'm not a fan of Powerbelts. IMO: The things cost too much.

    Get some Hornady .430 or .452 240 grain XTP bullets and the sabots to go with them. If the sabots are too hard to load, try some Harvester crush rib sabots. Don't be concerned about melted plastic from the sabots; that almost never happens: i've never seen it.


    Hot soapy water does a good job of cleaning the bore and breech plug. After cleaning with hot soapy water rinse the bore with hot water folllowed by two or three dry patches. After cleaning, lube the bore with a good gun oil. Be sure to remove all traces of oil from the bore with a patch moistened with alcohol before loading the gun: This often prevents a hard ring of crud from forming in the rear of the bore. This "crud ring" makes loading difficult.

    Lube the threads on the breech plug with anti-seize before installing it.

    Good luck with your muzzleloader.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013