410 single projectile loads

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Kyle2014, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Kyle2014

    Kyle2014 New Member

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    Looking on this forum and on others I found a lot of information but not what I am looking for. During the 22 shortage I changed most of my 22s to 410/ ammo available and reloadable, but with a 22 I can reach ranges at lot further like 30-50 yards. Hears my problem, at 30+ yards the spread of shot is so much that I would not hunt anything at that range to inhumane, and there's no molds for 410 slugs. So using buck shot or 40 cal bullets I want one projectile that has range of 50 yards or so (no need for anything farther), and cant really find any information on how to reload something like this, any help would be of great help.
     

  2. Kyle2014

    Kyle2014 New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the link but were could I the molds, that is the main problem I am having.
     
  3. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Know any machinists? Someone that works in a machine should should be able to make a single cavity mold for ya.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    E-bay may have older slug molds. I'm not sure if Lee still makes a slug mold for .410, but they probably did at one time.
     
  5. AmPaTerry

    AmPaTerry Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    Over on gunloads.com, this was discussed -
    One post might be useful to you:

    "someone took a 41 mag cast 210 semi wadcutter, turned it around backwards, glued the nose into a ballistic products stump wad and made a decent looking breneke type slug."

    Seems to me this might work, IF you don't have too tight a choke on your .410, because these have no rifled lands to squish down at the choke.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    If your NOT going to have any rifling you would be better off with a 80gr. .375 RB in a wad, probably go straighter further................
     
  7. AmPaTerry

    AmPaTerry Forum Chaplain Lifetime Supporter

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    The OP said 50 yards.
    Rifling on the slug which may have some very limited effect on slug accuracy (check the Remington Acu-Tip), would have zero effect at 50 yards.
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I would have suggested the Remington Acu-Tip but you can`t get em in .410 only in 12 & 20 gauge....................
     
  9. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ballistic Products reloading manual has a 4rds 00buckshot 410 load that I have tried and like a lot. Also I have tried the 41 slug route, it works but accuracy is VERY gun dependant, best results were in a cylinder bore 410. I used an185 grain Speer hollow point and epoxied to stretch wads in new 2.5" BPS shells. The Stump hull version gave way too much hull free space. Takes two stumps to fill the hull sufficently to crimp(pagoda load). These needed roll crimping, star crimp gave inconsistant ignition in cold temps. Ballistic Products makes the 410 roll crimper I used. Powder charges used were the same as the buckshot loads, win296/h110 in a stiff charge. Hope this helps.

    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/load13_12_02.htm

    Here's a link to some of their slug loads for the 410. Not exactly what your looking for, but a place to start....:thumbup:
     
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  10. Kyle2014

    Kyle2014 New Member

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    Dwmiller

    ya that's a little different then what I been doing but worth A Try when I am able to the ranger I will be most defiantly trying this load.
     
  11. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My buddy Charlie spent a couple years messing around with 410 slugs before he passed away. His conclusions were that

    1) high velocity is the key to the 410. 1600fps+++
    2) Med weight bullets/slugs, mainly wadcutters made the best slugs. 150-250 grains
    3) attach the base was column to the slug for better accuracy. Look at the Breneke/Rotwieler slug design. Some of his early slugs were Lee mold castings with was columns attached with small wood screws.

    A rifled barrel would make a huge difference. All he tested were smooth bores.

    Lee has a custom mold service. I have often thought of having them make a 410 version of their drivekey slug.... food for thought. If you decide to go that route we might be able to get several of us to split the cost....:thumbup: