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Old 04-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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What would u hunt with these if anything?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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The .410 can be used for hunting anything that a 12 g can be used for. HOWEVER-

The .410 has a smaller amount of shot than larger shells, meaning that the same size pattern has fewer shot. Meaning that a bird flying through that pattern would be subject to being hit by fewer pellets. Meaning a higher number of wounded birds vs dead birds.

Have used on squirrels and rabbits, dove, quail, pheasants and grouse. IMHO, it is too light for deer, BUT- I took my first deer at age 11 with a .410. Have never used one for turkey, but would work.

It IS the shotgun of the highly profficent wingshooter. A lot of folks buy a .410 as a first shotgun for a kid- well, a 20 g would be a LOT better.

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Yes a .410 can be used for anything you use a 12ga for but like c3 said at closer distances I know a lot of people who has killed deer with a .410 and it has worked

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There is no doubt that the 410 has killed many birds and animals. But it would be my last weapon of choice for any bird or animal. I killed my first deer with one but the 88 grain slug is a very poor choice for deer. The small shot charge is like c3 says only for experts or the lucky.

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Also perfect for home defense tool, tight pattern and with 00 or 000 it will knock em down! Winchester has put out a round for the Judge line that Taurus builds that is a intense .410 round!

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Also perfect for home defense tool, tight pattern and with 00 or 000 it will knock em down! Winchester has put out a round for the Judge line that Taurus builds that is a intense .410 round!
Ya I seen Winchester also put out a home defense round that looks pretty vicious
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I have hunted game farm quail with my Winchester Model 42. Game farm quail is the only game I would use it for.
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I have my dads old singleshot .410 but the ammo prices are crazy. I only have 12 shells of .410 at my house. Im gonna stock up on some for my son, he just got into guns. I got him a 10/22 for christmas and he loves shooting that and he shot my oldladys cousins 12ga with a very light birdshot. And if you could have seen his face it was priceless. So i figured my dads old .410 would be a great starter for a shot gun. And it was one of the long guns i learned to shoot with. So it just seems right. If anyone knows of good prices it would be great.

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ok for close quail or humbling yourself at subgauge sporting clays.best price i found for shells B&P 10$ a box free shipping if you buy a full case 12 boxes

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.410's as stated have a limited application.

Good for rabbit and squirrel IMO. I try to shoot clays with the one I own.
Some states do not allow deer hunting with a .410; I believe Illinois is one
of those states. I use my 12 ga. for deer.

My boys 10 & 13 like it for the light recoil but they both shoot the 20 ga.
too. I reload for the .410 so pricey ammo is not an issue. $150 for a MEC
reloader is cheap if you plan on shooting much.

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