Our 12 ga flechette sabot ammunition is assembled using our patented M1 sabot with new spin stabilized flechettes, hulls, and powder. Each assembled round features the latest iteration of the patented M1 sabot holding the 19 small arms grade flechettes points forward. The M1 sabot is designed for bore safe protection of the weapons barrel and for consistant flechettes release performance. It maintains the flechettes critical bore alignment and release consistancy for performance unattainable by homemade type loads using birdshot wads, granulated fillers, and card closures.
The flechettes packed into the M1 sabot are spin stabilized new production hardened steel projectiles made specifically for this ammunition. The specially formed fins induce a roll rate that immediately stabilizes the flechette after released from the sabot for reduced dispersal and yawing, giving improved grouping on your target. With sharper and more concentric points, stronger shafts, and thicker fins our small arms grade flechettes insure higher performance and longer ranges than normally seen in this type of ammunition. The commonly available surplus flechettes salvaged from canister munitions are generally inferior for small arms. Their defects of poor hardness, weak fins, shafts bend when fired in a shotgun shell, and points that often non-concentric and dull, add up to extreme yawing and dispersal around the target providing generally poor terminal performance.
Our flechette sabot ammunition weighs approximately half that of conventional 9 ball lead 00-buckshot cartridges, allowing you to carrying twice as many rounds of our flechette ammo for the same weight in buckshot. Our flechette sabot ammo with 19 spin stabilized steel flechettes have 211 percent more projectiles than conventional 9 ball lead 00-buckshot, with an equally higher probability of kill (P/K) or incapacitating hit (I/H) at all your engagement ranges. Our small arms grade flechettes made flechette sabot ammo are hundreds of times more aerodynamically efficient than the antiquated deformed lead balls fired in buckshot, and have superior penetration performance and accuracy at all engagement ranges for soft targets.
Don't confuse our flechette sabot ammo with other flechette products that use canister grade flechettes and granulated filler packing or nose-to-tail packing in birdshot wads that can ruin your shotgun's bore and throat.
Our flechette sabot ammunition performs like a slug untill the projectiles are released. For accuracy the recommended sights are adjustable ghost ring or optical, zeroed at 20 meters with 1 ounce slugs or laser bore sighting. Aimpoints for ranges up to 20 meters should be slightly lower (10-12 inches) than center of mass, at 40 meters aimpoint should be center of mass, and at 60 meters and beyond top of mass adjusted upward for drop compensation. These are general recommendations for aimpoints and if you are unfamilar with flechette ammunition we suggest you start at 5 meters and adjust your aiming accordingly. Improved cylinder bore choke smaller than recommended may disrupt the sabot assembly and distort the pattern, giving inconsistant results. The recommended MINIMUM cylinder bore choke diameter is 0.725 inches, or larger.
Flechette sabot ammunition functions best in pump-action shotguns having a cylinder bore choke, as found in most govenment service or security shotguns with barrel lengths from 6 to 20 inches. Using a rifled barrels or rifled chokes with our flechette sabot ammo will cause a widely dispersed pattern due to sabot spin-up from the rifling and the radial dispersal of the flechette projectiles upon release.
The current production load has been reported to function in the semi-automatic FN special purpose and some Saiga 12's. A fully functional semi-automatic load is under development and will be released for sale pending patent issuance. The current production load WILL NOT FULLY FUNCTION in most gas or inertia operated semi-automatic shotguns like the Remington 11-87, Mossberg 930, Beretta, and Benelli M-2 or M-4.