Federal No. 209 vs. No. 410 shotshell primers


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David Sinko
October 3, 2011, 10:31 AM
I recently bought a bunch of components that included a lot of shotshell components. Included were 700 Federal No. 410 shotshell primers. I have been loading shotshell for many years but I have never seen the Federal No. 410 primer. What's different about it? Can it be substituted for a 209?

Dave Sinko

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rcmodel
October 3, 2011, 01:10 PM
Federal used to make them for .410 shotshell loading.
I have some older data that calls for them.

I believe they were discontinued when ATK acquired Federal.

They are slightly hotter then standard 209 primers because the .410 normally uses slower harder to light powder in a longer column then the larger gages. Hodgdon data show a lot of ball powder loads like H-110 & W-296, in similar charge weighs used in a .357 Magnum revolver for instance.
Kinda like the difference in standard and Magnum primers in metallic primer jargon I would guess.

If you want to use them in 12 or 20 I would probably use mid-level load data and see what develops.

rc

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