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  1. I am looking into the .410 as well for the wee man clay sessions (and hopefully some pigeon one soon) and since i don't buy cartridges, i was looking to reload my own. I always thought 15 yds was the max range (possibly it was when my gampa tested it back in the 40-60's) but my network of technician and passionate users of this wonderful wee caliber agree that 30 yds is very possible range and killing at 35+ yds is only be possible through lots of testing and customisation (and money) I am obviously not aware of what loads have been tested here and what the patterns looked like, but i have my heart set on these load with IMR4227: 410/76 FIO615 1,15 x 19 or 410/76 NSI686 1,15 x 20 in any combination till i found the best combo) NSI 686 seem to guarantee better burning and lower pressure Alternatively, i'd try SP3 1,10 x 18 - 18.5g Many Thanks,
  2. Where I shoot sillosocks are useless too, never decoyed anything with them on their own. I found my old, hand made plywood ones worked better but sillosocks are a good addition when there's a breeze. FUD are also good in my view
  3. Found the certificate for the A1 load: 1,25. X 27 gualandi wad star crimp at 60 mm AVG: 923 bar, 393 m/s one test went to 1004 bar Definitely not a powder for 28g in 20 bore. I think you can try 1,20-1,25 X 24-25 g with star crimp or 26 for RTO in a 70mm hull
  4. A1 is built for 24-25 grams, A1 sp or A0 are better for 28g, although new A0 Is not as slow burning as it once was. I proof load 1,35g X 27g lead and was in the almost got to 1000 bar, 28 g even with a roll crimp will be close to that.
  5. +1 Or John at Folkstone engineering, can ship components
  6. For that I didn't do enough testing to proof the standard variable, sorry. That said the data I have shows the theory is valid although the accuracy of the readings is slightly below what I'd be comfortable with when giving advise. I'd personally still take the good readings as valid It's not a matter of shooting i.e. pulling the trigger and hearing a bang, if that's what matters then I shot coarse salt and pepper in grains... What other people are interested in is how what they're shooting performs...it might not be everyone's cup of tea but I don't see nothing wrong with it. Beaides, if it's not of interest what's the value in reading it and comment on it?
  7. so, here it goes: this is the result of 3 different chrony and 100s of comparative tests between the chrony and the manometric barrel (even in combination). With due adjustments the results have shown accuracy (95%) and consistency (98%); with less adjustments, the performances lowers a bit, yet to an acceptable level (90% & 85% respectively). In this conditions we can make safe assumptions on the standard variation which will then give us the final results: to any readings you must add 15-20 m/s (49.2 - 65.6 ft/s) We know the chrony works with 2 photocel so, amongst the many factor that can inifluence the reading, ligth is the most influent. We also know that photocels reading is inversely proportional to the light it's exposed to (less light more speed, more light less speed). Therefore, consistent light is paramount for consistent readings the best natural condition is a light but flat cloudy day (so, white thin clouds): light condistions will remain consistent throughout giving you a good base. Distance is also a key factor in the readings: too close and the gases will distort or invalidate the readings ... or (sadly) break an unprotected screen...; too far and you will be reading a non-standard speed as well as invalidating the assumption we will make. Therfore the first photocel must be 2 - 2.5 mt from the muzzle to be able to read the V1 (speed at 1 mt) - and save the screen (first time i tried at 30" and it didn't last much) if we then add the standard variation to the resulting readins we will get the V0 (speed at muzzle) A fixed shotgun mount with minimal play is also important when aligned with the photocels so, essentially: 1 photocell at 2-2.5 mt and test done on a cloudy day + standard variation will give you the most accurate readings. If you want to exagerate (i did) you can built a box/shed around the chrony and provide artificial light ( 2x 12V di 30 Watt will do nicely) and plug the chrony to the main for the most consistent results; it will also add an extra layer of safety for the chrony's screen (whatever you do, protect the screen! it is a ****** breaking it at the beginning of a day testing with 10s of shells to try LOL) hope it helps. if you want 90% accuracy you should build a
  8. My neighbor feeds the stale bread and leftover dog food and woodies are always first in last out...they even fight off the seagulls for their daily treat. I refrain from planting any fruit tree as I know how it'll end up. Strangest food I found as popcorn and crisp...
  9. The chrony alpha is good enough if set up correctly and the correct adjustments are made.
  10. If the load is balance you should have sufficient cover when using wad with caps. Different story if using a bior wad (gualandi) where all shots are exposed to friction and turbolence, but these wads are designed to provide maximum spread at short distance so, on or over 30 mt you can find gaps in the patterns
  11. For lead shots the ones outside the cup will likely form the outside of the pattern as they will be deformed on contact with the barrell -and subject to turbolence- therefore tends to diverge from the main pattern, whereas the ones in the cup, being protected, will fill the centre of the pattern.
  12. I knew b&p and Gualandi are working on solutions with additives added to the polymer compound but this seems a very good solution although it comes at a high price. Time and testing will tell what the ballistic results will be for the homeloader, but is a step forward to the annoying problem of wads on the foreshore. Today I was out for my last day out on the foreshore and whilst there was nothing about (possible due to the moon being very bright last night) collected 11 wads and 4 shells.
  13. Wow, just realised another idiocy by the man from the field. I think you need a little education on most aspects of reloading you can't just honour saying stupid things like these without a shadow of knowledge. Do you really think manufacturers use chronograph to measure speed are you that silly? If that's the case, plus the previous post, you really need a babysitter or special assistance before being allowed near a keyboard
  14. You probably have not read my earlier posts, but I am nearly 40 myself, I have a job, nearly 3 degrees, speak 4 languages and have a family with 2 kids... And even if I were a student...It'll probably count more than all the years you spent in the field in terms of hard data and knowledge. So, I'd probably say you're not worth my time with your made up stories. Ta-ta Not worth the time mate, he'll probably say that his field experience count most than data...
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