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i recently got the judge pistol, shoots 45lc/.410 and i wanting to get the equipment and start reloading .410s because of the price and to make my own loads. any advice on what reloader to get and powder,wads,and shot to use? also how many shots can u get out of a .410 shell before resizing the brass. i have some of my empty shells now that are tight already after the first time. any other tips or tricks on reloading would be greatly appreciated. i am new at this i just like to shoot the gun but dont want to pay that price for ammo, which i think is crazy considering 12ga is way more powder and shot and cost a fraction of the price per box. thanks in advance
 

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MEC 600jr MK5 in 410 3" or 2.5" if thats what you've got. Winchester Hs super-x hulls are best that I've found. Winchester AA powder works GREAT or IMR 410, specially designed for 410 shotguns. hodgdon says H110 or 296. and WINAAHS hulls
 

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I would make sure it will be worth your time and effort and initial expense to get into reloading for .410. There will be quite a bit of outlay $$ just to get started, and very little will be interchangable with anything else.

The reason 12GA is so much cheaper then .410 is that there are probably a million to 1 ratio on the volume of 12 ga shot to .410 shot.
 

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well ive done some looking and it seems i could save some money on 410s because they re 12-18 dollars for a 20 round box. but that is assuming i can use my old hulls and im not sure how long they will last
 

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with an older MEC, parts arent cheap or easy to find, but the MKv is easier to get kits for and isnt all that hard to exchange, but I wouldnt. its just not that efficient. get a MEC in 410 and a lee load-all II in 12, 20, 16 ga if you're wanting to load those as well
 

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well ive done some looking and it seems i could save some money on 410s because they re 12-18 dollars for a 20 round box. but that is assuming i can use my old hulls and im not sure how long they will last
You're willing to spend the money for a press, shot, wads, powder and primers...yet rely on your old hulls to make it worthwhile for you to reload? :head:
 

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That's why I was asking how many reloads u can get out of a Hull. I know ill have to buy more hulls... I don't know when or what kind. That's why I was asking people that have reloaded because I have not. :confused:
 

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I use to reload AA hulls years ago when I shot competitive skeet.... 12, 20, 28 and .410
I would buy a case and get at least 10 reloads per hull before I started seeing brass cracks or crimp damage.
I would say (unless they have changed the composition/quality of their hulls) that you should avg. about 12 reloads per hull.
 

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I usually got 6 or 8 before the crimp started breaking down. Generally I found it was easier to just discard the hulls after about 5 reloadings, they get dirty and the crimp starts to fail.
 

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I VERY MUCH SO agree with Mr. C. By being able to reload for 12, 20, and 410; I've shelled out much more than its saved me, but its what I enjoy doing. But if I keep loading buckshot and slugs like I am, the cost may easy up some.

I like to load steel BB's. Its rough on a barrel, but I only shoot it out of an old clunker guns anyways and its reduced recoil. With approx. 1oz of BB's, I can get a little over 100 shells out of a big 6k count of BB's from walmart, only loading 12ga. I also cast 000 buck and 7/8 oz 12ga slugs. it helps cut some on cost.
 
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