Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bljacque, Jul 27, 2022.
Why not just use the primers the brass was designed for?
Pistol primers are quite attuned to low pressure loads like those of shotguns.
But if the OP has more RPs than PPs, go ahead and use those.
Grandson uses .410 SxS for CAS.
This may be in our future.
Count your blessings. I'd love to have 410 ammo sticker shock. There is no 410 ammo anywhere in my state. Not my city. My state. (AK) People post all over FB looking for it. Friend of mine gave me an old Stevens 410 pump. Figured I'd try it for grouse. I think, instead, I'll hang it over my fireplace.
Which is why ...on the 8th day ...
God established the Mayville Engineering Company.
Well. Now I know what MEC stands for.
Truthfully, I've never been a fan of 410. It was always more expensive than 20 ga, and I seem to recall the recoil not being much different. (Although, when my son was 10, he didn't much like the 20 ga recoil)
If I weren't given a gun, I wouldn't be looking for any.
But to get back to topic, a friend of mine routinely used 444 brass for his 410 hulls. I don't believe he ever modified the brass. Seems like a lot of work for little to no gain to me. He did mention that the brass seemed to last forever. Sealed the ends with hot wax over the wadding.
Good to know my .444 can be converted into 410!
OP, how much is 410 shells going for? might be worth it to buy just for the hulls
Not the best price but you get the hull for reloading
That was about what 25 brass hulls were going for about 4 years ago. I use my brass hulls for loading buckshot so far. I use the STS hulls for loading regular hunting rounds. 410 was always cheaper to make than buy. The reason 12 GA was less costly was because of the volume at which it was produced. 410 was almost a specialty round.
Unobtanium at the moment.
As FROGO207 said and if I remember correctly, I use Magtech .410 brass hulls and resize with a 444 Marlin die. My 444 Marlin die has not been honed but it seems my loads did not need much sizing.
Unfotunately, I bought all my stuff six or seven yesrs ago when inventories were flush.
I used the loads in my Mossberg 500 single loaded, my Bond arms .410/45Colt derringer, and a round or two in my .410 Browning Cynergy.
I still have a stash of empty .410 hulls from my competive skeet days and my shooting of .410 has been drastcslly reduce such that the current supply chain issues are not affecting me.
Apologizes for being the bearer of bad news.
You mean, like, images? I don't but I've seen them. IIRC, they don't look like anything special. Just straight-walled brass with wax stuffed into the case mouth.
just want to see someone loaded .444 brass 410 shot shell
you the man! that looks easy!
I have 10 boxes of .444 I bought on sale at Dicks during a closing. Now I need a .444 lever and a 410 SXS
You bought 10 boxes of ammo for a rifle you don't have?
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