Bushytails, Bunnies & Birds

by
posted on November 21, 2013
ammo2015_fs.jpg

Few .410 bore loads offer true “premium” performance; however, the load below does just that. I selected 11/16 ounces of nickel-plated No. 5 shot because per-pellet energy and depth of penetration at longer distances are greater than could be attained from non-plated shot of smaller size. When delivered by the MG410 wad, patterns even at 30 yards are still quite good.

Hull: 3" Cheddite (Multi-Hull)

Primer: Cheddite 209

Propellant/Charge: H110/16.0 grs.

Wad: Ballistic Products MG410

Shot Size/Type/Weight: No. 5/nickel-plated lead/11/16 oz.

Other: over-shot card

Crimp Type: fold

Velocity @ 5' (f.p.s.): 1152

Pressure (p.s.i.): 9,700

Pattern Percentages (30"; 10"): 83%; 19%*

Uses: hunting (squirrels, rabbits, upland birds, turkeys [within 25 yds.])

Notes: test shotgun: 24"-barreled Mossberg Model 500 with a full choke: *Shot percentage inside of 30" and 10" circles @ 30 yds.

Latest

Walther Ronin Dyal
Walther Ronin Dyal

Arming My Daughter Part II: Sampling Mid-Size Nines

As I went through all of the data for the previous article, now Part I, I saw how my daughter Laney struggled with micro 9s, so a natural question jumped out: How would she do with a larger 9 mm handgun?

Hornady Inducted To Nebraska Business Hall Of Fame, Announces Park Management

Industry legend Hornady is already experiencing a big year. On Feb. 1, for example, the Hornady family was inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame at the annual NE Chamber Hall of Fame Banquet held in Lincoln, Neb.

I Have This Old Gun: Burnside Carbine

In the American Civil War, there was an incredible variety of small arms used, particularly within cavalry units. One of the most popular cavalry carbines used throughout the war was the Burnside carbine.

New For 2024: Mossberg Patriot 400 Legend

Mossberg expanded its Patriot bolt-action rifle line to encompass one of the newest straight-wall hunting cartridges on the market: 400 Legend.

I Have This Old Gun: Norinco 84S

The Norinco 84S presents the same general appearance as the Chinese-made 56S because it has the same overall length, is built around a stamped sheet-steel receiver and uses the same hooded front sight base, the same 45-degree gas block, the same fire-control components, the same wood furniture and the same high-polish blued finish.

Rifleman Q&A: Boattail Bullets And Barrel Erosion

In the recent spate of “long-range” boattail bullets presented to the market, I’ve observed the boattail’s degree of departure from the bullet’s cylindrical axis varies substantially from one design to another.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.