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410 question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Cooter, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. Cooter

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    What brand of 3" 410 hulls are more sought after by skeet shooters?I would like to buy a flat of 410's for hunting and would like to sell the emptys.
     
  2. lefthdr

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    AA That simple
     
  3. boomer

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    Skeet shooters want 2 1/2" AA's!! Very few guys are set up to load 3" shells.
     
  4. hmb

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    Remington STS, holds more shot. HMB
     
  5. ink ball

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    Not even legal to use 3" 410 shells in registered skeet.
     
  6. Cooter

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  7. bridgetoofar

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    You should also know that 3" .410s are not as good killers as 2 1/2" shells. The few added pellets slows the load down a lot. Velocity in the shorter field loads is considerably faster than 3" shells. AA hulls are available in several different shot sizes suitable for hunting. Generally speaking, #6 shot is the best compromise.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

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    My dad, 85, still likes to squirrel hunt. The owner of the timber he hunts doesn't let anyone use a rifle so dad uses his old 311 Savage .410. Lately he says the shells, Winchester max load 3"er's don't seem to have the punch. He uses 6 shot. I can load .410's for him. Should I load up some skeet loads with 6's for him? He doesn't want to use any bigger gauge.
     
  9. Cooter

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    Good info guys,thanks again,Barry ,I'm a little new to this 410 stuff so it would be better if someone more knowlegable answers that.
     
  10. Pull & Mark

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    Cooter, the 2 l/2 inch 410 hulls in the Win. AA HS can also be loaded at 1,200 fps to 1,250 fps and to 1,300 fps as well. Can't do that with the other hulls as well and still keep the pressures down. That should help with some knock down power in hunting. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  11. ExFedex

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    I reload both 3" and 2 1/2" and agree about shorter shell doing a better job. The only comment I would add is about shot bridging in the larger shot sizes. MEC has a comment somewhere in their literature about .410 reloading to raise the wad ram/shot tube slightly before dropping shot. This will allow shot to free fall into hull and minimize bridging. Using a MEC 600 I still give the shot tube a light tap with wrench. .410 reloading can be messy if you go fast.
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

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    I'll use an old manual Lee loader. He shoots about 20 shells annually. Many thanks. Barry
     
  13. eightbore

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    Skeet shooters don't use 3" .410s, they also don't cut 3" shells down to 2 1/2", and 3" .410s are perfectly legal for NSSA skeet as long as you don't shoot them in the .410 event. And, yes, whiskey will help you get over the frustration of .410 loading on a progressive loader.
     
  14. Cooter

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    2 1/2" double a's it is and I think I'm going to bag the idea of reloading them!
     
  15. skeet_man

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    "Not even legal to use 3" 410 shells in registered skeet." "3" .410s are perfectly legal for NSSA skeet as long as you don't shoot them in the .410 event."

    Not true. NSSA has NO restriction whatsoever on shell length in any gauge or event, only shot charge. You could use 3 1/2" shells for 12ga (as long as you didn't go over 1 1/8oz shot), 3" shells for 20ga (as long as you didn't go over 7/8oz), and 3" shells for .410 (as long as you didn't go over 1/2oz). Don't know anyone who ever would, but thats not to say that it couldn't LEGALLY be done if someone wanted to...
     
  16. short shucker

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    You'd be amazed at the speed of a 3" 410 bore hull loaded with a 1/2 oz of shot!

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  17. eightbore

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    Skeet Man, you caught me on that one. What I should have said was "A factory 3" .410 is perfectly legal in NSSA skeet as long as you don't use it in the .410 event."
     
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