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 Post subject: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 am 
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Over the a couple winters I've loaded several hundred shells. They chamber in a cheap double, I bought an Iver Johnson champion single barrel & quite an amount won't chamber. Is there any way to size the brass part on a loaded shell? I was thinking of using a marlin 444 sizer, maybe cutting off the top. Any help out there, thanks in advance.




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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:05 am 
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What reloader are you using now? That will determine what your options are. A MEC Super Sizer will do it, but they aren't cheap, and are gauge specific.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:33 am 
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You might be able to resize them in a Sizemaster after removing the primer punch

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:52 am 
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using a pounder loader, & was wanting to get out of it cheap as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:14 pm 
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I would think a PW 375 would size them quite safely.


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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:45 pm 
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I am not sure what a pounder loader is, but I think it involves hand tools. You have found out how cheap works. You need to find at least a MEC 600 Jr. If you want to turn out acceptable reloads.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:58 pm 
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similar to a lee using a mallet.


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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
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The Lee Loader has a sleeve that resizes the brass. Yours may not have that or it has worn out and is too large.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:18 pm 
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correct no sizer with my kit.


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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Do you have any trap, skeet or sporting clays clubs near you? You could try posting a note asking for help resizing the rounds. Hope you find a solution, and do consider purchasing a better loading set-up. -Ed


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:57 pm 
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A few years ago a young shooter at our club had difficulty loading ammo into his Iver Johnson .410 . The gun had a 2 1/2" chamber and he was trying to load 3" shells into it.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:51 pm 
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oregunner wrote:
I am not sure what a pounder loader is, but I think it involves hand tools. You have found out how cheap works. You need to find at least a MEC 600 Jr. If you want to turn out acceptable reloads.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 am 
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I have resized loaded ammo on a MEC Supersizer to fit a tight chamber (despite MEC's warning). I then tightened the collet on my MEC 9000H machine so I would not have to do it again. The chamber in your barrel is the best gauge for determining sizing requirements.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:52 pm 
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In days gone by, "offbrand" gun makers would buy worn reamers from name brand makers and use them. Many old inexpensive guns have very tight chambers, and this is why. As long as the gun would chamber a factory round, they were shipped.


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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 6:24 am 
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Trying to resize a loaded shotshell is an exercise in futility!

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 8:01 am 
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The cheapest way possible is to shoot those shells that do chamber in your Iver Johnson in that gun and the ones that don't chamber, shoot in your old gun. Pain in the butt, but cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:12 am 
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BobK wrote:
Trying to resize a loaded shotshell is an exercise in futility!


Easily done with a Mec loader that incorporates a collet sizer. You only need to remove the deprimer. Done it plenty for friends that fouled up the sizing step.

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 Post subject: Re: loaded 410 shells won't chamber
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:27 am 
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I have a beretta 686 28ga. that won't chamber shells fired in my tubed skeet gun (dt10). I run them through a mec sizemaster and they chamber fine. I've sized loaded shells and fired hulls prior to reloading them both work just fine. I load on a Ponsness 800+.



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