Info on 210 grain slug used in .410/.45 revolver?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by tvsang, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. tvsang

    tvsang New Member

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    Anybody have experience or information on the performance of 210 grain .410 slugs in a .410/.45 combo revolver? Looking at safety, performance, practicality, balistic properties, etc. Looking to buy a Taurus Judge .410/.45 revolver in conjuction with a Mossberg 500 or possibly a Saiga semi-auto. Would like to be able to swap out ammo as needed. This would be a home defense combo with the long gun sometimes being used for small game or waterfowl. Let me know.
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Disclaimer- I have NOT used these in a Judge.

    Assume you mean a .410 slug- as opposed to .45 Colt ball ammo-

    Take a look at the ballistics for the .410. energy is about equal to an M1 carbine. However, that is fired thru a shotguns longer barrel. From a revolver, looks pretty anemic. Would go with the .45 Colt over the slug. YMMV.
     

  3. tvsang

    tvsang New Member

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    Thanks for the info C3
     
  4. tvsang

    tvsang New Member

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    Jeff @ GunBlast.com, "tested .410 slugs in the Judge. However, there is no advantage to using a 96 grain .3995 caliber bullet when the handgun will more accurately fire .4525 inch bullets weighing over three times as much. The accuracy with slugs limits the use to around 15 yards, while the .45 Colt ammo is accurate out to over 100 yards."
     
  5. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Please do not use any .410 on waterfowl. It ought to be illegal. In fact, I don't know that they load steel in .410, so it may in fact be illegal.
     
  6. ta1588

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    They load bismuth in .410 I'm sure, which is perfectly legal for waterfowling and with a good shooter it actually works quite well. I've seen it done to great effect.
     
  7. adjusterr

    adjusterr New Member

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    Judge ammo

    I have a Judge with a 6" barrel. After trying several brands, the only ammo I use in my Judge for home defense, is Winchester PDX-1. PDX-1 is designed for home/personal defense and varmit control and contains 3 copper plated discs and 12 plated BB"s. The discs evidently catch the rifling and spin, giving them a tighter group, much like a wad-cutter. A lot of people dismiss the .410 for self defense, they should check out the many videos on U-Tube showing the effect of PDX-1 on watermelons. Hope this helps.