Federal introduced .410 ammunition designed for the Taurus Judge revolver. In two formulations, 000 and #4 shot, these loadings are designed for two different desires.
Federal states the 000 contains four pellets that penetrate to a depth of up to 15″ in bare gelatin. The #4 pellets (approximately 10) penetrate to a depth of up to 6″.
The Federal rep on scene was not able to provide any additional information regarding velocities, shipping dates, or prices.
The 000 load has four pellets with a muzzle velocity of 850 fps. The #4 shot load uses 7/16 of an ounce of shot and has a muzzle velocity of 950 fps. Both of these loads would ruin someone’s day. Both loads use 2 1/2″ shells and should work in all Taurus Judge Revolvers.
Information on Two New Loads
Since Federal announced the above loads at the 2009 SHOT Show, the company released two additional .410 loads designed for the Judge revolvers. These new loads use 3″ shells.
The first new load uses five (5) 000-buck pellets and is rated at 775 fps. The second load uses nine (9) pellets of #4 buck (not #4 shot like the above mentioned load). This load is rated at 950 fps.
Out of all the loads, my first choice would be the newer #4 buck load. Nine pellets at 950 fps would be devastating, and the pellets are heavy enough to provide good penetration.