You might want to look into the powerbelt bullets? Myself I am still a traditional ball and patch kind of guy, no inlines for me...flintlocks all the way. Still I know a lot of people that switched from the sabeted bullets to the powerbelts and never looked back.
As for shot placement, stick to traditional vital area shot placement. A good taxidermis will sew up the bullet hole so you will never know it was there.
Have a good time and good luck, where are you headed for the hunt?
Thankyou for the info. I am hunting in Northern Wis. . My season started on Wed. and have had 2 exciting days of hunting so far. Both days I have had bear up the same tree with me. Bigger ones come in and the smaller ones just happen to like my tree. Gets a little nerve wracking. Hoping for the big one yet.
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it.
Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot. I have been using a product called bore butter and when the muzzleloader is just sitting around I leave it caked in the barrel for protection. Have also found that if I lube my sabots with bore butter they really slide nicely down the barrel....