410 shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bs1984, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    What would u hunt with these if anything?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     

  3. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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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
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. gr8wapiti

    gr8wapiti New Member

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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!
     
  6. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    Ya I seen Winchester also put out a home defense round that looks pretty vicious
     
  7. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I have hunted game farm quail with my Winchester Model 42. Game farm quail is the only game I would use it for.
    cottontop
     
  8. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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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.
     
  9. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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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
     
  10. Shade

    Shade New Member

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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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  11. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    shade kankaee co brings back memories used to hunt and field trial des planes area. shot a few of the states birds with a 410 but aint proud of it to many crips 20 or better is the way to go
     
  12. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    They still do all that overthere. Parts of the Arsenal are open to hunting now too.
     
  13. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Anything ! I have killed Canadian geese with mine using 3in. magnum BB`s.........It will kill anything that say a .45 LC will kill.
     
  14. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Small caliber........

    Get up close, my brother had a 410 pump that he used to hunt rabbits in the swamp. Most kills came from when the rabbit was jumped and shot from less than 30 feet......For head shots, shoot 2 feet in front of the rabbit, thats when he is high tailing it out of dodge........Most kids around here were taught on the 410, then a 20 ga. and on up to the 12. ga......Check out the old over and under's.... 410 and 22 cal. rifle, use alot in the swamps of La......;)
     
  15. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    I learned on a Savage over-under .22/20. It was one heavy SOB but very nice.
     
  16. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    The most I would ever willingly use it for is Rabbit or Squirrel.
     
  17. tonydewar

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    on the wing ?
     
  18. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    On the WING...............
     
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  20. Nighthawk63

    Nighthawk63 New Member

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    410

    I use mine for rabbits,squirrels, and sometimes dove hunting. I have a double barrel that is good for all small animals. I killed my first deer with an old single shot 410 with a slug when I was 9 years old. The slug was hanging on the other side still under the skin but it did the job.