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Which 410 powder?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by riflegunbuilder, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. riflegunbuilder

    riflegunbuilder Member

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    I have not been loading 410 long. Up until now I have used Accurate 4100. I am soon going to reorder components. Which powder is the least hard on AAhs hulls and doesn't migrate out of your loader?
     
  2. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I find that H110 works very well for me. No matter which powder you decide to use you should get the plastic powder baffle (not the metal one) or you will have powder all over your loading bench.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    H110 is going to be easy to find and works well in the 410.
     
  4. timb99

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    Hodgdon H110, Winchester 296, or Hodgdon Lil' Gun.

    I like Lil' Gun.

    According to Hodgdon, Lil' Gun was developed exclusively for the .410. They used all Winchester components when they developed the powder, for what that's worth.
     
  5. hmb

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    Winchester 296 is the powder of choice by skeet shooters. HMB
     
  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    h110/296 (same powder)
     
  7. Customstox

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    H110 and Win 296 are the same powder (according to current rumors) and work well in the 410 and will give you the best life. Lil gun will not, it will shorten the life. I am using WC820 which is a military surplus powder. I bought my first 32 pounds when it was under $50 and my second when it $56. It has become fairly expensive now. It is like a somewhat hot version of 410. It does migrate quite a bit but that has not been that much of a problem to me, given the $ savings.
     
  8. Customstox

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    Excuse the error. WC 820 is a somewhat hot version of 110 and not 410. It was not a typo, more of a brain fart.
     
  9. Shooting Jack

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    All I have ever used was Lil Gun as it was the most readily available for me. I would like to try some H110 if it will extend the hull life. Jackie B.
     
  10. superxjeff

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    296 and H110 are the same thing that is not a rumour. I use 296. Lil gun is great as well but I didn't shoot but a pound of it so I can't really speak to case life BUT!!! It made my .22 Hornet shoot a full 1/2 inch tighter at 100 yards. Went from just over 3/4 of an inch to a 5 shot 3/8 inch group. Jeff
     
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    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I like Alliant 410 first, with H110 as my second choice.
     
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    Another vote for 'Lil Gun. It works great in all of my rifles chambered in .22 Hornet, too; especially the M-43 Winchesters. M-43's can develop headspace problems if chamber pressures get excessive.
     
  13. skeet_man

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    BTW, if you load STS .410 hulls, H110 or 2400 are pretty much the only usable powders (if you throw a legal amt of shot) due to the fact that the others are too dense to allow good crimps. I get 6-8 reloads out of my .410 STS hulls w/ H110 and winchester primers before they look ugly.
     
  14. timb99

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    Customstox,

    Curious why you say that about Lil' Gun.

    Personal experience or hearsay?
     
  15. 22eley

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    Alliant 410 is what SEROIUS 410 skeet sporting clay shooters use.NEVER ask a bunch of Democratic TRAP SHOOTERs nothing about skeet,john
     
  16. Customstox

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    timb99, it is from experience. I tried and liked Lil gun but got much better life from 110. My patterns were pretty much the same with either powder. I was shooting sts hulls at that time and now I only shoot AA hs hulls, again for the increased life of the hull. I experienced the same thing with the AA hulls versus the powders. I do think the WC 820 is not as kind to the hulls as is 110 but with the savings in powder costs, I am willing to see a slightly reduced life. I have 3400 AA HS hulls now and my Remington hulls have long since been tossed.
     
  17. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Thanks
     
  18. kolar12

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    I like 410. It is cleaner than lil gun.
     
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    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    I have tried 410, H110, 296, lil gun, 4227, Accurate 4100 and 2400. I have settled on 2400 the best because it fits best in the STS hulls for me and performs well.
     
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    some stated that 110 and 296 are the same. I contacted win about a load for 3in 3/4oz loads. They said the powder they use is "factory" and I couldnt buy it but but look at H110. I would say there may be some difference. I think the 110 would be for a heavier load. Light loads you may have more unburned powder.rick
     
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