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PoorRichRichard
07-16-2012, 12:03 PM
Put these ugly little suckers together last week by hand, and they work great! Capped 2 rabbits with them:D

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t470/PoorRIchRichard/d720278d.jpg

It beats up your hands a bit as you learn how to do it, but can save the .410 rabbit hunter quite a bit of cash.
Learn how build .410 shells yourself without a press here:

http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php/112231-Reloading-410-shotshells-without-a-press

Read everything this guy has to say on the subject, and I might make or a fun little project. I recommend using Wichester AA hulls.

GJC
07-16-2012, 12:07 PM
Cool! Thank you this gives me a reason to buy a 410 now for rabbits :D

PoorRichRichard
07-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Yeah, it's pretty fun building them, and if you hunt a few times a season it can save you some $. In most of the areas I hunt cottontail, it's pretty easy to get them, so I like the challenge of using an old H&R single-shot 410. Not to mention WAY less meat damage on close (8-15 yard) shots as opposed to using a 12 or 20 gauge. Here is a picture of her.

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t470/PoorRIchRichard/1cada009.jpg

GJC
07-16-2012, 2:46 PM
Yup, that was the exact rifle I was thinking of getting.

CSACANNONEER
07-16-2012, 2:56 PM
Be careful loading .410. I've had powder cling to the drop tube (on my MEC) and not drop until I threw shot into the shotcup. Can you say "SQUIB"? Anyway, I talked with MEC and it is not an uncommon problem. Now, I use dryer sheets to wipe out my drop tube and also wrap around my powder bottle every time I run a batch.

NoNOS67
07-16-2012, 3:03 PM
Learn how build .410 shells yourself without a press here:

http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php/112231-Reloading-410-shotshells-without-a-press



Neat idea, but keep your eyes open for a used 600jr. Much easier that way!

PoorRichRichard
07-16-2012, 8:52 PM
^+1 NoNOS. I want one bad. 410 is a blast. I'm getting better and better each week at the trap field with my 12 gauge. I'd love to start with a .410 on trap sooner that later.