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Federal No. 209 vs. No. 410 shotshell primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by David Sinko, Oct 3, 2011.

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  1. David Sinko

    David Sinko Member

    May 30, 2009
    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
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    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.

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