The Little .410 Shotgun that Could

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Gator 45/70, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I used to shoot .44 specials out of my .410 bolt-action Marlin when I was a kid.
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  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    And i see that you are still here with us...any damage to the gun?
    Had a cousin that claimed to shoot .45s out of his..Never witnessed it though..He did tell tall tales ...

  4. xls

    xls Monkey

    It was Published years back ,I read it in highschool.
    there was many calibers that was compatible as seen in the video.This book covered as to why they were posible as well. There are alot more calibers to use as a base besides the .410. I have Personally never fired a round in a rifle not designed for the chamber.
  5. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    It looked to me like there was a lot of barrel vibration on that first .444 shot.

    It would be interesting to see the accuracy at 25 yds.
  6. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    I want one of these in spite of not being a big .410 fan. I see it as a survival grouse harvester that will go easy on the 125 lbs of chilled shot I have on tap

    Springfield Armory M6
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  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    No damage to the gun that a 12 year old could tell. My father was the one that gave me the .44s and said they would shoot ok. Couldn't say much about the accuracy, only that they were watermelon accurate at 15 yards or so. Could well have been one of those "Hey ya'll, watch this!" moments that we are so fond of down here in the South.
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I have a .45-70 double rifle that I am now going home to load with .410 shotshells and shoot.
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  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    That's so cool

    You keep your shot in your refrigerator???
  10. limpingbear

    limpingbear future cancer survivor....

    I may just keep an eye out for a gently used 410 in the local pawn shops....
  11. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I think I'd be too chickensh@# to try it o_O
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  12. Kajungizmo

    Kajungizmo Monkey++

    While it's interesting and noteworthy, I don't ever plan to fire anything except what's made for my guns.

    Then again...things don't always go as planned.;)
  13. Marlin

    Marlin Monkey+

    wonder how a .41 mag would do? closer to choke size anyway, and modded choke even closer
  14. sgt peppersass

    sgt peppersass Monkey+

    I have a H&R in .410 that can also fire .45 colts out of it. Pretty fun stuff. The gun was also designed to do this, I dont have to hold the rifle/shot gun with one hand and crossing fingers with the other :)
  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    How accurate, at what distance?
  16. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    Doesnt everyone? :shock:
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  17. Huntinbull

    Huntinbull Monkey+

    I think a .410 found for the right price with rifle sights added to it and a cylinder bore could be a great pack rifle/post shtf gun.
  18. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Colt is apparently entering the .410 revolver game, after seeing Taurus' success with The Judge. Their offering looks a bit more 'standard' but for the longer cylinder, and will handle .410 shells, .45 Colt and .45 ACP using a sort of 'moon clip'. MSRP looked in the $800+ range. Google it up and check it out!
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