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 Post subject: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:20 am 
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I am asking what are the mosted use bushing? I was fixing to order some wads and a shot bar. I am new to reloading for a 410. I cant find them locally. So I was going to get the most used bushing. My order has the small reloading book for 24 28 32 and 410 shotguns.




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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:03 am 
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I would order 10 thru 14, which one you need depends on which powder you pick, your charge weight and your machine operation "style"

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:13 am 
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Ok thank you so much. I was plaining on ordering 9 10 11 12 12A 13 13A and 14. Is that too many to cover them? What's the difference in 12 vs 12A powder bushing?


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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:21 am 
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204_ruger wrote:
What's the difference in 12 vs 12A powder bushing?

About .0035 inch in the diameter.


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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:36 am 
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MEC packages 3 bushings with the .410 600 Jr:
Powder Bushings Included: 10, 11, 12

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:44 am 
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204_ruger wrote:
I was plaining on ordering 9 10 11 12 12A 13 13A and 14. Is that too many to cover them?


IMHO you could pass on the #9.

204_ruger wrote:
What's the difference in 12 vs 12A powder bushing?


Vette Jockey2 wrote:
About .0035 inch in the diameter.


True, but with the very fine ball powders used in 410 it is a lot, about a 1/2 step between 12 and 13.

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:55 am 
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Your bushing selection should cover it. The difference between 12 and 12a is base on the powder to select.
As you write you’re new to reloading 410 (me too), you’re going to have to do some home work.
Go on MEC and find under downloads their Powder / Bushing charts.
The second page has all the choices and drop size, etc.

Assuming you’re a big dummy like me.....and not wanting to re-invent the wheel....
follow establish recipes for components.
I use Alliant 300MP powder and AAs hulls. So go online to Alliant reloaders guide, insert your components and there you will find load information (recipes).
My 410 loads....300MP, Win209primer, Claybuster wads, AAs hulls and......
#12 bushing for 1250fps or 12a bushing for 1300fps.
Use my load as an example to test your understanding of it all. Note that Alliant’410’ powder is popular and located at the end of the Alliant section on the bushing chart.
Don’t forget to weigh your powder to check that everything is like you want it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 pm 
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Bushings don’t measure powder by weight. They measure by volume. Please buy a scale.
A scale is a necessity for reloading.


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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:20 pm 
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single stack wrote:
Bushings don’t measure powder by weight. They measure by volume. Please buy a scale.
A scale is a necessity for reloading.


Perhaps you should elaborate by using examples that could lead to trouble or poor reload performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:32 pm 
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HenryPeter wrote:
single stack wrote:
Bushings don’t measure powder by weight. They measure by volume. Please buy a scale.
A scale is a necessity for reloading.


Perhaps you should elaborate by using examples that could lead to trouble or poor reload performance.

H

You want a list? Do your research and make your own list. You are just as capable as us, maybe you will learn something as you go instead of using us as your research service. Do a google search for 410 problems, there are plenty.
Here is a link, enjoy!
https://www.google.im/search?as_q=410+r ... type=&tbs=

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:37 pm 
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MEC bushings are notorious for not dropping the charge weight stated. According to their chart for my 12 gauge powder load, I was to use a #26; it took me using a #30 to get the proper weight of the powder drop. A scale is ESSENTIAL to make sure you are dropping the proper amount.

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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:51 pm 
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I reload all kinds of rifle rounds. I have a set of RCBS scale 505
Plus I have a set of hornady also. So the A ones are like a half? I order the reloading manual small bore
book too help me. I fount a a few older Winchester 3 inch hulls.


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 Post subject: Re: Mec mark 5 for a 410 what powder bushing should I get?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Ok I listen to ya. I ordered 10 11 12 12A 13 13A 14 and 15. In case I ever need a 15 only 4.00. Will I ever need anything bigger than 14 or 15?




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