The 148gr. 410 Slug
This is an awesome load. A 148gr. Hollow base double wadcutter .410 shotgun slug – here is the recipe:
1 – 3″ .410 BPI Hull w/209 primer
11 -grains of Red-Dot
1- WSA .410 HS Red Wad cut to sabot size (see the picture above)
1- .358 Hollow Based Double wad-cutter
Finish with a roll-crimp
148gr. is a large and effective round for close in hunting and personal defense. One out of five rounds will tumble at distances over 40 yards, but the rest are consistently in a 3″-4″ group. I have found this round not as accurate as a pumpkin ball slug, but more damaging. 410 shotgun slugs have always been “Under Weighed” in my estimation. What I mean by that is the 410 slug rounds from UK and American shell makers rarely exceed 100 grains – 148 grains is a slug!