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.410 loading?

Post by kcatto on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:22 pm

i have never really looked around to load the .410.... does anyone have any experience with loading these little cartridges?
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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:24 pm

yep I've loaded a bunch of the little PITAz what ya need? There is basically only a shot cup for these little guys. The powders you need are all the slowest mag pistol powders, Little gun, H110, IMR 4227, Alliant 2400,WW 296. loading them is pretty straight forward. Again its all about case capacity. so you will have to play around with the hull wad column to get a shell to crimp right. What I do is find the shot weight I am wanting to load for the velocity I am looking to achieve and then charge that powder use a fiber wad depending on shell volume and shot cup crimp experiment with fiber wad thickness untill i have a good crimp.
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Post by kcatto on Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:23 am

sounds like a plan.... was kinda what I was thinkin about... what do you use to crimp the top. or can a rolled edge me used???

I was thinking about using those .410 solid brass cases from russia... that would be kinda cool....
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Post by Reload3006 on Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:09 am

I have a mec loader so i just use a fold crimp. If you can find a roll crimper for .410 they should work I haven't looked for one. The brass shells really dont need crimped just push a fiber over the shot card in and it should hold it. Some people i know drip paraffin wax over the top to seal them in. Federal cartridge company used to do the same thing on their plastic shotgun shells too.
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Post by hawcer on Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:39 am

Be sure to check those russian cases with a magnet....most are steel, but look like brass,copper, zinc,etc.... They also claim to be non-reloadable. But I'm sure with a little elbow grease, they could be made to be reloadable.

I've heard of using 45lc dies to reload 410...I'm not sure if there is any truth to it.


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Even if the 410 shells are steel...it's worth a try. Most shotgun shells are steel based anyway. Magtech makes 2-1/2" brass shells( a little over a buck a piece) ....you could also use 460,454 brass....maybe even 444 Marlin?

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Post by kcatto on Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:20 pm

yeah I was thinking about the virgin cases for the marlin 444, or the 45.. I was reading where british 303 will work in a pinch, almost the same rim and head size... just cut the neck down and fire form brass....

I all ready cut down plastic .410 shells and make short .410's for my 454 casull....

I was just looking at doing them in brass for the reload ability...


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