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Old 12-22-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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What's the best .410 progressive Reloader?

Guys, I need your help. I'm an avid quail hunter in Texas, I shoot a SxS .410 bore gun. I'm tired of paying $16/box for 3" .410 shells as an average day will see up to 2 boxes shot afield (yes we have a lot of birds)...so looking for best progressive reloader and what do I need to get to convert it for 3" .410 shells?

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Old 12-22-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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loaders

I do not load .410 but you cant go wrong with Hornady 366 or a Posness-Warren loader...
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:34 PM   #3
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Welcome from FL!

Cheapest option would be a MEC Grabber. Have you looked on Ammoseek for 410 ammo? You might find a better price that way for factory.

In 28 and 410, the Win AA hulls are the one to use for reloading - if you're looking to get more than one reload from them.

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Old 12-23-2017, 08:07 AM   #4
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I reload .410 bore shells every week but I don't use a progressive loader, I use a MEC 600Jr. as the OAL of the different brands of shells vary by quite a bit making good crimping virtually impossible since I reload a half a dozen different brands of shells in one batch.

The MEC offers a short kit which would allow you to do 3" or 2-˝" shells with the 600Jr. and I have and use one.

The savings are great. I load a box of shells for right at $3.00/25 using premium shot.
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Grabber is a good choice, the little shells tend to tip at times but if you load small quanities anyway go for it. If u load large numbers a PW or Spolar is the way to go because they hold the shell stable. You are correct about the savings with the 410!
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:36 AM   #6
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MEC 600Jr loaders show up on our local classified ads here all the time, but most of them are in 12 ga. I guess the shooters loading .410 are holding on to there reloaders.?
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MEC 600Jr loaders show up on our local classified ads here all the time, but most of them are in 12 ga. I guess the shooters loading .410 are holding on to there reloaders.?
Everyone I know who shoots .410, which is quite a few guys, reloads their own stuff. I haven't seen a used .410 reloader for sale in a long time.

It's the same with once fired hulls. Pretty hard to get during the spring and summer, then a few during the winter when the snowbirds are here.

You can save a fortune reloading it, though.

The absolute best hulls for longevity are the Winchester ones used for the Winchester PDX .410. I get around 8 to 10 reloads for them (I load them light). Winchester AAs are next for longevity, followed by Remington Green and then Remington Sporting Clays Gold color.

I even manage 3 or 4 reloads with Fiocchi hulls, believe it or not.

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Old 12-23-2017, 11:52 AM   #8
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MEC 600Jr loaders show up on our local classified ads here all the time, but most of them are in 12 ga. I guess the shooters loading .410 are holding on to there reloaders.?
So buy the 12 gauge unit and then buy the conversion kit from MEC. In about 20 minutes, you're ready to go.
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I use the MEC sizemaster for 410. It is not progressive, but I like having the collet type resize for the .410. I load mostly Win AA and AAHS, but I do load a few old Rem hulls.
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I reload 410 3". on a 650N. Great loader. I also have a 650N for my 410 2 1/2 shells. I resize with a size master when needed. I, like you love to hunt quail with 3' shells although the 2 1/2 in shells are skeet loads only. I am currently loading 3" for $4.75 a box. I use Winchester Super X hulls. I bought 5 flats at a good price a few years ago and Im on my 4th reload and they still look good.
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