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 Post subject: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:41 pm 
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I've recently switched and started loading Lawrence Magnum #9 Shot in my 410 AAHS Hulls. I'm not getting a full 1/2 oz shot drop. When loading the Eagle #9 shot I was getting .52 oz of shot but with the Lawrence its pretty consistent at .48 oz. Anyone experienced this? I know it's not a huge difference, but with 410 I like all the lead I can get. The extra 6 or 7 pieces of shot are important to me. LOL :D Also, I like to have a full hull instead of hearing the shot shake around so much.

Any serious advice I would appreciate. I've seen where some guys will drill the shot bar but wasn't sure how good of an idea that is.




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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:47 pm 
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Magnum shot is an alloy that is less dense than pure lead. Thus dops are lower weight slightly. Doubt isf will make any difference in your shooting.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:02 pm 
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The harder shot will probably give better patterns offsetting any minute loss of pellets. I would not worry about it even for a minute.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 pm 
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The Lawrence shot could be ever so slightly larger in diameter, therefore it does not pack as tightly into the charge bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:07 pm 
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.....but unless you changed the bar , you shouldn’t be experiencing loose, rattling shot from one brand, and not the other.......as the bar is measuring volume, not weight.

Other than the minute difference in size of 9 shot from one brand to the other.....you should have the same number of BBs........


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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:48 am 
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My bar from the factory would drop around 211-212 grains of West Coast #9. 218 gr is 1/2 oz. I used a taper reamer from the bottom to open the cavity to drop 224 gr of West Coast #9. NSSA max shot for the .410 is 232 gr.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot Drop on 410 MEC 9000
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 am 
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Bob_K wrote:
My bar from the factory would drop around 211-212 grains of West Coast #9. 218 gr is 1/2 oz. I used a taper reamer from the bottom to open the cavity to drop 224 gr of West Coast #9. NSSA max shot for the .410 is 232 gr.


Thanks for the info Bob. I opened up my bar very slightly and its now dropping consistent 1/2 oz. and filling the hull nicely.




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