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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
Discarding sabot has two purposes -
1. to reduce air drag by firing a smaller diameter projectile than the barrel
2. to increase energy density on impact by a smaller diameter projectile
The sabot does not change the energy density of the inner projectile. If, for some reason, the sabot didn't come off after leaving the gun it would pop off on impact.
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