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Old June 7, 2012, 04:56 PM   #20
Andy Griffith
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Join Date: May 14, 2009
Location: Macon Co. NC
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I've got two Judges, a T/C Contenter in .45/410, and a couple of FMJ (made in Copperhill TN) guns in .410.

I no longer use Winchester 3" .410's in any of them and regulate the use of them to fixed breech shotguns only.

I think it's the steel heads in those shells that swell and don't seem to go back down. Federal and Fiocchi have solved the problem by redesigning the head of the shell to all brass or nearly all brass, instead of steel which was brass plated.

S&B also gave me lots of problems. Needless to say, that once fired in the Judge, Governor or any revolver, .410 shells aren't easily reloadable- the heads swell too much.
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