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.410 Shotgun ammo-

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Deadhand, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Deadhand

    Deadhand Member

    Does anyone know of a source for .410 game loads? Most places I've seen ask a premium price for them! Would it be worthwhile to reload?
  2. ARGarrison

    ARGarrison Well-Known Member

    Depends on how often you shoot .410 and how many rounds you shoot. If you all ready reload shotshells. All else being equal (same powder, just less; same shot, just less; same primer) and you save your empty hulls, the only .410 items you'll need is wads and the reloader. .410 will most likely be one of the better, cost of material and loading vs. buying from a store loaded, deals per box. But it is the cost of the reloader when included is where you have to ask do I shoot enough .410 to pay for the reloader.

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    If you shoot the 410 much at all a reloader will be paid for in no time. You can get started loading them for under $100 easily with a single stage press. 410 is the worst to load though, just a PITA. The small wads and small hulls make it a little trickier than the others, but it is not too difficult once you get going. Press adjustments also need to be nearly perfect to keep from thrashing the hulls.

    Factory 410 loads are premium priced no matter what load you pick. Part of it is volume, 410 just is not very popular.
  4. Deadhand

    Deadhand Member

    I teach shotgunning to Boy Scouts, who start at 11 years old. I have a beautiful and historic Stevens .410 side-by-side that is the perfect size and weight for a young shooter. It is the gun my grandmother used to win the first PCAA women's trap event back in the early twenties.(She was already a champion archer.)
    Is a press for a .410 common, or are they all the same? I have access to a 20ga. MEC set-up.

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    MEC does make a 410 press. They are a good value in my opinion as well, I have several. Take a look at the MEC website to see what they offer.

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