Rossi tuffy 410 as a survival weapon?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Matsuninja, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    I have a Rossi tuffy 410 I just bought for my survival weapon.
    What are some good shot sizes I should buy b4 I head in to the woods?
    It has a modified choke barrel and says 3 inch , can I shoot a smaller size shell then 3 inch?

    Here is a link to my shooting videos
    YouTube - ThePrimitiveLife's Channel
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I use 2 1/2" slugs in mine, and also use 3" gameloads for some scatter action.

    Below are pics of the belt pouch I use for reserve ammo while using the Rossi .410:
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  3. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    Is yours the Rossi tuffy
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, mine is the Tuffy. It doesn't break down into two parts like yours does.
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    YMMV but in my opinion light game loads don't consistently get it done with the 410. I would stick with 3 inch high brass loads in #6 or #4 for small game. Slugs, and buckshot for larger game, and special designed anti personnel rounds for self defense along with slugs and buckshot.
  6. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    I was thinking

    # 7 1/2 - small game
    # bb - medium game
    000 or 0000. Buck - Large game / defense

    Has any one used the 0000 buck
  7. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    If the bolt under the fore grip unscrews, after it's out you pull off the grip and then release the brake barrel and it comes right out
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    It's been a long time since I hunted with a 410. ..... 45 to 50 years, and ammo may have improved considerably, but 7 1/2 didn't get it done on rabbits consistently. #6 did. gray squirrels were okay with #6 also, but to roll those big fox squirrels out of the top of a tree, #4 was called for. All of the above in 3 inch high brass.
  9. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    This reminds me...I picked up a Rossi I hadn'e seen before at a garage sale a few months back.

    It's in a pouch sorta like a Marlin Papoose, but is sigle shot and has .410 and .22lr barrels. Fun little thing and dead on accurate at short range.

    Anyone know what it is?
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    HA! Awesome, man. I am usually quite proficient with every weapon I own, but this baby came with a generic manual for all shotguns, and no specifics about the Tuffy. All online manuals seem to be the same, and I have downloaded all of them. It was simple to break down, no sweat.

    And here all this time I thought if I unscrewed that bolt with the sling attachment, I would lose it. [applaud]

    Pax, Never seen a Rossi over-under before.
  11. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    I don't think braking down was meant to be a feature. lol
  12. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Not over/under...detachable of each.

    Actually, it looks quite a bit like the Tuffy, but with a wood stock with no grip or thumbhole and 2 interchageable barrels.
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Hate to rain on the parade here but instead of a 410, a 22 semi would be much better.
  14. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I got a Saiga .410 that's a lot of fun to shoot with 10 round magazines and I have a Spanish made .410 side by side and a Winchester model 12 .410 that is death to all quail but I would never consider them anything but very specialized weapons for somebody with disposable income and way too much time on their hands.
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    One of my buddies has the Rossi with two barrels and the vinyl case. His is .17HMR and 20 gauge though. Very tight shooter with the .17HMR, even though open-sighted.

    My .410 is the old Stevens singleshot bolt-action. Looks much like a .22 rifle. I use a camera pouch with belt loop as an ammo pouch. Works well and was cheap. I also favor high-brass #6 - it's been my smallgame 'go to' load for all shotgun gauges.
  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Man. I forgot what I was going to say...

    Here's the shotgun:

    It's quite popular. Wish you had said it had two separate barrels earlier.
  17. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Thanks...that looks a lot like the one I got. I think mine is probably just an older model.

    Sorry, never thought "two barrels" would be taken as over/under...just never crossed my mind.

    Not sure what I am going to do with it, but saw it at a garage sale for $75 and couldn't resist...had never seen one.
  18. Matsuninja

    Matsuninja Monkey+

    I am Also about to go pick up a mosin nagant 91/30
  19. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Monkey++

    I believe the name is the papoose. I bought one for my grand kids when the first one was born. It's a nice outfit.

    Mine is a Little different than the one in Borker post. Mine doesn't have the lock and the sight on the one in the picture are better than the one I have.
  20. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Borker.... lol. That's a funny typo. What do you say Brokor?
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