single shot 410

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by rob1990, May 2, 2013.

  1. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Found one cheap at a gunstore are they worth picking up? Not sure what id do with it but ya never know
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Ammo is a bit pricey but it's a fun gauge.
     

  3. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    If it goes bang, I'm always good with it.

    The .410 is good for rabbit, squirrel, small fowl, and so on. It is also particularly nice for snake shot. I keep hearing that the .410 is the taxidermist's choice since it can leave little damage with the right shot, but with that in mind I wouldn't plan on using it for large anything.

    Just my two cents. I have an old bolt action .410 that is just great as a plinker. To me, you can never have enough toys. If it's cheap enough, grab it.

    Chris
     
  4. rob1990

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    They want $99 for it figured id try and get them to 75 just for an extra gun to shoot. But I'm in the market for a 12ga pump also. Is 410 any cheaper as far as ammo?
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    .410 ammunition costs more.
     
  6. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    That's a good price for one as long as it is in good shape..... and the ammo is 2-3 dollars more a box than a 12 gauge
     
  7. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Oh ok. Ill probly just pick it up for a plinker. Seems silly the smaller ga is more lol
     
  8. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Btw can they really shoot 45lc safely? I know its a smooth bore but it opens options for target shooting.
     
  9. TheDesertFox

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    Really can't go wrong with one. I have a Stevens break-action .410. It's mostly used for shooting varmits in the yard and exploding coke cans and such.....
     
  10. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Save your money and buy a 12 ga. pump, they aren't sexy, just practical and awesome.
     
  11. Rick1967

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    Not necessarily. Depends on the gun and the choke. Many a .410 have been blown up trying. They are really a .41. Some people have shortened the barrel to cut off the choke on the older guns. But it can still be dangerous. But some guns were made to do it. If you decide to try it, I would use a string tied to the trigger with a sandbag laying on top of the shotgun. No way I would hold it in my hand. But be prepaird to throw it away.
     
  12. rob1990

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    Oh ok. So would a 41mag work in it or is it just a completely diffrent size? It didn't apear to have a choke in it.
     
  13. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I would definately not try a 41 mag. Way too much pressure. Probably would not be a proper fit in the chamber either. Some single shot shotguns are made to shoot the 45 colt and the .410. I have a barrel for my contender that is that way.

    If you really what to shoot a single projectile get some .410 slugs or buy a shotgun designed for it. If anyone told me to do it...I would watch them do it first!
     
  14. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Oh ok thanks.
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: Using pistol ammo-

    NO !

    Shotguns are made for a different order of pressure entirely. Guns that shot 410/ 45 Colt, like the Judge, were MADE to do that.

    Got a half dozen or so of the single and bolt action .410s, and an 1100 Light Field in .410. Fun guns- and if you need to learn to be humble, go shoot a round of Sporting Clays with a .410 :eek::eek::eek:
     
  16. apwvsd40ve

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    My first shotgun was an H&R single shot .410...black wood stock, stainless receiver, and blued barrel. Sexy?....not really...more nostalgic for me. Hell of A good time though. Cannot wait for my daughter to get older to teach her to use it. Still have it and still in perfect shape. Worth the money for sure!
     
  17. rob1990

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    Im pretty sure this one was an h&r however it wasn't stainless. I've always kinda liked the idea of a single shot just for somthing to mess around with.
     
  18. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    just fun and different
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    personally i'd go about $75-80 and if so i'd buy it. a 410 is handy and still fun for me to shoot.

    the cost of 410 ammo where i live runs about $2-4 higher than 12 and 20 ga. ammo. not a huge selection but enough.
     
  20. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    I don't get too caught up in .410 cost. I keep a couple hundred round s on hand to plink, shoot varmints and nuisance birds, and the rare small game hunt in season.