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 Post subject: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:05 am 
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Has anyone used these shells? How do they compare with Remington, Winchester or federals? While we're on this how do the 20 and 28ga shells compare to the USA brands ?
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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:03 am 
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Very loaded question.

To what, how they shoot, or to how the hulls reload?


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:25 am 
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Sorry mainly to shoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:51 am 
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I've shot tens of thousands of Fiocchi factory shells and I think they are more than adequate. I've not tried reloading anything other than the .410 and 28-- and I would advise you to avoid reloading them.

On the 410, the tube is crimped between the base wad and the brass, and they get loose very quickly-- I've seen some once fireds where the tube could be pulled out by hand. Not worth the risk of fooling with them for reloading.

The 28 reloaded acceptably, but the case volume is greater than a AA-HS and I wasn't willing to fool with adjusting my press to work with them, nor was I willing to shoot shells with crimps dished as badly as these were, so I just didn't bother with them anymore. I get up to 20 loads out of my AA-HS hulls, and I never tried to push the Fiocchi hulls past 2 or 3 loads... they were already splitting by then.

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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:00 am 
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ok thank you I have a great deal for these shells and just wanted to find out how they compare to win rem or feds brands. I know the new eley shells are awesome but their 410 sux. Do the Fiocchi 28 gauge and 410 shells have a crimp or over shot card?


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:24 am 
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westwind wrote:
Do the Fiocchi 28 gauge and 410 shells have a crimp or over shot card?


Crimp. Is anyone making a factory load with an overshot card anymore (buckshot aside)? The last time I saw hunting loads with an overshot card was back in the early 90s when there were S&B shells available in these 10 round flat packs. I may still have a couple of those kicking around...

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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 am 
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excellent thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:42 pm 
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I have used them. They seem OK for the price. I only get one or two reloadings out of them both in 28ga and .410.


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Thank u I guess just shooting winchester or remington shells u get use to them. I've shot mirage and in the 20 gauge their pretty good. Ok I'll buy a few slabs and report back later


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 Post subject: Re: Are the Fiocchi 410 shells any good
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:17 pm 
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fiochi's are deeper than rem/win/feds for reloading. if one gets mixed in the rem batch, all i do is drop a 410 card in and it crimps up fine. never had a fiochi hang up in the mec loader either, unlike feds or rems on occasion.

factories fire just fine.



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