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Author Topic: Lead .410 loads?  (Read 5169 times)

Offline lmbunch69

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Lead .410 loads?
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:15:44 PM »
I've got an old bolt action 410. The gun is a hammer on squirrels out to 25 or so yards with lead 6s. Would you all try lead 6s for turkeys out of the 410 or should I try some 7.5s?

Offline haystaddle

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 06:51:32 AM »
TSS # 9’s. Federal, Browning and Apex make them. That would be a good start.

Offline joeturkey

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 01:07:51 PM »
I've  killed 2 gobblers  with Winchester  mod 42 with  Winchester  #6 lead @ 30 yds  on problem.

Offline Greg Massey

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 10:54:17 PM »
Nothing wrong with using lead shells , back in the day's that's all we had , but you have to think, most of us were looking for the heavier pay load guns , 10 gauge , 12 ga. Now as the evolution of better shells and loads, have come available we look for going down in gauge of guns .. 28 ga, 20 ga. and 410... in doing this we have big variety of better shells , so if i'm going down in gun gauge , i'm going to use the best shell possible long beards, Apex, Federal TSS, Browning  TSS.. 

Offline longbeardchaser12

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 10:49:53 AM »
I have seen more and more people opting for
smaller gauge shotguns.  I think that it's
important to know how your gun shoots (patterns)
and for me I use a superior load/shell when I use
a subgauge shotgun.  I love the Hevishot offerings
for their superior knockdown power and patterns.

Offline bonasa

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 06:49:22 AM »
If you are bent on using only lead, then shoot winchester 7.5's 3/4 oz, the pattern will run out before the energy does. Shot many rabbits, grouse and woodcock with that load.

Offline Boykin Hollow

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2019, 07:56:32 PM »
Only Apex TSS #9.5 would I shoot at turkeys. 

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 07:32:36 PM »
Only Apex TSS #9.5 would I shoot at turkeys.
Have to add the federal did ok out of ONE of mine , browning did not , only tried straight full chokes with no screw in chokes . YET.

Offline shatcher

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 09:06:15 PM »
Boykin Hollow is spot on.

Offline longbeardchaser12

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 10:04:30 PM »
The absolute best .410 load has got to be the
new Hevi 18 TSS Turkey loads from Hevishot.

Offline WV Ridge Reaper

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 11:02:02 PM »
The absolute best .410 load has got to be the
new Hevi 18 TSS Turkey loads from Hevishot.

Have you shot these ? Any pattern pics ?


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Offline southpaw

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 09:24:35 PM »
Many years ago before I discovered tss I shot a turkey at 22 yards with my 870 410. That was with my reloads of #6 shot. Pattern was good out to 25 yards. Killed that bird just as dead as my 12ga.

If you are killing tree rats at 25 yards you should be able to kill a turkey at 25 yards. I would check the pattern tho. 7.5 shot should give you more pellets in the kill area and will kill past were your pattern falls apart. See which one patterns the best out of your gun.

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Re: Lead .410 loads?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2020, 02:27:14 PM »
The absolute best .410 load has got to be the
new Hevi 18 TSS Turkey loads from Hevishot.

Have you shot these ? Any pattern pics ?


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