The .410 handgun has emerged as a popular option for self-defense, and Federal Premium® offers a variety of loads for these specialized firearms. A customized hull design, optimal brass thickness and fine-tuned payloads make these perfect for .410 handguns,410 ammo
Excellent home and personal defense patterns
- High-energy delivery
- Special brass heads ensure smooth extraction
- Federal’s Top Gun Sporting line of ammunition has got everything you need to do heroic things at the trap or skeet shooting range — and for its nice price tag, you’ll still have money left over to buy the boys a round of drinks after you’ve utterly destroyed them in competition!
This 410 Bore shotshell is loaded with a half ounce of the good stuff — #8 lead shot, which is perfect for shattering distant and zippy clays mid-flight. Federal makes their shot hard and round as can be, so your pattern is going to stay tighter farther out. You’ll find this shell acceptable for quail hunting as well!
This shell’s clean burning propellant won’t quickly gum up your shotgun, and it’s formulated to create a very fast 1,330 fps muzzle velocity so you won’t have to lead quite so much with your aim. It’s primer is intensely reliable, so you won’t look like a dork with a dud after you’ve said “pull,” and its sturdy hull is worth hanging on to for reloading back home.
- Although light in weight, the 410’s Achilles’ Heel has always been the limited number of pellets in its small shell. This translates to thin patterns when you get past 20 yards compared to its larger 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge siblings.Over the last several decades, manufacturers tried to remedy this shortcoming by developing larger 3″ Magnum loads, which carry heavier 11/16th ounce or 3/4 ounce payloads compared to the .410’s standard 1/2 ounce load.
Most of these 3″ Magnum shells do throw denser patterns, but this performance comes at a cost– increased weight. When you have to hump everything on your back in a survival situation, EVERY ounce adds up.
So this led me on a search. Was there a standard 1/2 ounce 2.5″ 410 shotshell that combined the pattern density of the 3″ Magnum shell with the lighter pack weight of the classic 2.5″ Shell?
After posing this question to some experienced shotgunners in my area, they all advised me to check out Winchester’s AA .410 2.5″ Super Sport Target Loads.
They said Winchester AA shells patterned better than other shotgun shells because of their unique construction.
|Shotshell Length||2-1/2in. / 64mm|
|Type||Copper Plated Lead|
|Shot Charge Oz||7/16|