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Loading 2 1/2 inch 410 which powder do you like

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  1. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    About to start loading 410 for a couple kids in our 4-H. Looking at loads there seem to be only a few powders available. Lil Gun H110 and Alliant 410 seem the most common listed.

    Would you share what you use and why you like the powder you use?

    Thanks
    WesleyB
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    H110/296 (same powder, different sticker on the bottle) is the ONLY powder to consider in the .410 if you value top performance and long hull life. No other powder comes close in either category.
     
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    Ditto what Skeet Man said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Jim
     
  4. Pull & Mark

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    3rd Ditto. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  5. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much all of you...

    Wesley
     
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    Spent some time with a brother-in-law who has reloaded for years. He has a skeet field at his house. He recently switched to .410 powder. So, we shot .410's.

    I liked shooting the .410 so well, I decided to shoot .410 this year for league.
    So, I set up the loader, and began loading the shells.
    No problems, except when I looked at the powder dropped, I thought "Naw, this just isn't enough powder." So, I weighed it.......well it looked okay on the scale, but still had doubts.
    So, I stopped at 25 rounds and went to the gun club and shot them.
    They worked just fine. I guess after loading 12 gauge for over 25 years, I just couldn't believe that little bit of powder worked. It does.

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
  8. eightbore

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    I used 296 for about 40 years with great results. Then someone gave me a keg of 2400 so I switched. I will die with the 2400 partially used. It's working well also.
     
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    Lil Gun, 296/H110 work great in AA's. STS and Gold Medals need a bulkier powder like 410 or 2400 to make the crimps work right. RM
     
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    I use 296 and alwaya have. If I foundf something cheaper I would try it but 296 works great and The newer stuff is no cheaper. Jeff
     
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    296/H110 is what I use in my STS hulls. You do need the STS wad and a full 1/2oz charge, but they will produce beautiful shells this way.
     
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    I used to load 296. I thought it was too fine and migrated under charge bar very easy. Then went to 2400 and never had any problems. Tried a sample of lil gun, it is hard on hulls, and takes a bit of adjusting on the loader to get the crimps right. I've ran all of my 410 100 straights using lil gun. I do have some 410 that I'm going to try this year. I wouldn't base what 410 powder to use on cost. 8 Lbs will go a LONG way. You have to have complete faith in what you use, the 410 can sure play head games. Larry
     
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    296 is the best powder, hands down, for the 410!
    regards, Joe
     
  14. eightbore

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    High 2, I got a big kick out of your comment "I broke all my 100's with Little Gun". I broke "All my 100s" with 296, all one of them.
     
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    The first one is the hardest. Not that any of them were easy, you just have to prove it to yourself that you can do it. And one at a time. Larry
     
  16. WesleyB

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    Thanks Skeet man.. i was about to ask is there difference in wads that you use.
    I had thought about downrange.
    What wads do yall other men use?


    Thanks to all again

    WesleyB
     
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    For my load, which is 15.4 gr of H110, win primer, sp410 wad, and NSSA max legal shot charge, there is nothing even in the same ball park performance wise as the SP410 wad. People have luck with other wads using some of the bulkier powders, but I will go to the ends of the earth to find SP410 wads.
     
  18. Pull & Mark

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    I really liked the Orange PC wads alot before I ran out and tried the claybuster CB-5050 410 HS. I only use the Win. HS now and really like them alot. The orange PC's will work in new and old Win.'s and STS's. I had good luck in all three, but have now gone to HS only. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    2400 on factory Remingtons makes it good enough for me. Jeff
     
  20. eightbore

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    I measure the diameter of .410 wads and use the biggest one. Remington was the biggest last time I measured. The orange PC was a big wad but I got to the point that I couldn't find them.
     
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