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I have a smooth bore 410 SB1 that has a scope rail installed. I am thinking about reloading some slugs but I want to find some components. I am looking for a supplier of rifled slug components or a mold for rifled slugs. I am not interested in the round ball route.

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If you can find one Lyman made a hollow base .410 slug about 160g. Last one at auction went for $202. + shipping. http://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-Lyman-4...MAAOSwLEtYfsyf I bought a old mould and drilled it out to .404 and cast my own then drill out the base, they run around 220g

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Does your barrel still have any choke?

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Sounds like a fun project. I love 410's

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Does your barrel still have any choke?
3 of the 5 handi's do. The slugs will pass through the full chokes as well. I cast my own and use 99% soft lead only for slugs.

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Add on question: can you safely use .41 pistol bullets in a cylinder bore?
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Add on question: can you safely use .41 pistol bullets in a cylinder bore?
You should try to slide one down the bore. The Lyman slugs would slide down and fall out of the barrel. The slugs I made will slide down to the choke and stop. If I drop a second slug behind it the first one will fall out of the barrel. It doesn't have the momentum to pop out just by gravity.

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Add on question: can you safely use .41 pistol bullets in a cylinder bore?
I thought about that too but I figure they wont be as accurate as a rifled slug. It wouldn't be much different than using a round ball. Some kind of spin would help the accuracy.

I wondered about maybe finding a way to use a helical gear to press rifling onto a 41 caliber cast bullet. Maybe if I heated the gear with a propane torch first?

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I thought about that too but I figure they wont be as accurate as a rifled slug. It wouldn't be much different than using a round ball. Some kind of spin would help the accuracy.

I wondered about maybe finding a way to use a helical gear to press rifling onto a 41 caliber cast bullet. Maybe if I heated the gear with a propane torch first?
The only thing is that the mold cost would be much less and the slug would probably weigh more. I'm not seeing how you could get the coil to imprint the rifling though unless you could make some kind of a die to force the slugs through.
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Pressing rifling on to a slug will not do anything to stabilize. "Rifling" on rifled slugs is there to help the slugs pass through tight chokes, not to impart spin.
Ballistic Products sells a couple of different .410 slugs if you do not want to cast your own.
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