410 Steel load perfomance

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  1. Joe Hunter

    Joe Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Thought I'd start a new tread after seeing the 410 steel load discussions on the 28 gauge tread. Anyway, here are some of my pattern numbers (and photos) from Winchester's 3" 410 Xpert #6 steel load.

    Patterning results from a Huglu O/U .410 with 28" barrels and F/F chokes (patterns average of five, post-shot scribed 20” and 30” circles, yardage taped muzzle to target, and in-shell pellet count average of five).


    410 3" WINCHESTER XPERT STEEL GAME/TARGET LOAD
    3/8 oz #6 steel (108 pellets) 1400 fps
    25 YARDS
    Top Barrel w/ Full choke
    20" pattern / 58 (54%)
    20-30" pattern / 21
    30" pattern / 79 (73%)

    25 YARDS
    Bottom Barrel w/ Full choke
    20" pattern / 62 (57%)
    20-30" pattern / 21
    30" pattern / 83 (77%)

    Hope this helps, good luck!
     

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  2. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob Senior Refuge Member

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    1400 fps steel #6 shot gets 1.50" of gel penetration at 16.1 yards.
    1200 fps HW13 #6 shot gets 1.50" of gel penetration at 52 yards.
    1200 fps FHW #6 shot gets 1.50" of gel penetration at 71.1 yards.

    1/2 oz of HW13 shot costs about 77 cents. 103 pellets per 1/2 oz
    1/2 oz of FHW 15g/cc #7 shot costs about 80 cents.109 pellets per 1/2 oz
     
  3. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    We take a single shot 410 to blind some days and if you pick your shots, 1/2 oz of #6s is pretty deadly if keep shots 25 yards or less, but also seems like delayed reaction versus the 12 ga.
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I didn't get a chance to pattern my gun last night, your pics tell me that I better get birds into the 15 yard range where I took my shots with my recurve. Even limited to 15 yards I will kill more ducks and wound less than I did with the recurve. My hope is that I am not limited to just the .410 but I am preparing for near worst case for my situation. I would love to be able to shoot the SX3 20 gauge and Rem 1100 16 gauge I got. :pra
     
  5. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Boy I wish I had a Remington 1100 16....
     
  6. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    It's been a dream of mine for several years, I just hope it didn't come true too late.
     
  7. Mrs.10GAGENUT

    Mrs.10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    I love mine especially with the Remchokes in it, makes an exceptional decoying duck gun IMO
    Here's a is 7/8 oz load of 3's at 1600 fps 35 yards, second picture 1 ounce of 4's 40 yards 1350 fps( my own load) 16ga3.jpg
    16ga1oz 4's.JPG
     
  8. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Awesome! A buddy of mine has the model 58, and I have Belgian Browning, but I really want a 1100 in every gauge made. One day perhaps.
     
  9. Mrs.10GAGENUT

    Mrs.10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    You used to be able to pick up Remington Model 11's and 11-48's fairly cheap which isn't the case any more. I paid $160 for my 11-48 but that was also around 15 years ago, they are still good shooting guns and a decent value at higher prices.
     
  10. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Would you happen to have any patterns from factory 16 steel loads?
     

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