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JASON KRASSOW
May 26, 2002, 03:26 PM
The snake charmer .410 g with scabbard looks like a pretty neat and light backpacking gun. How effective would it be for protection against people / cougars / bears? I know .410 is small, but would a .410 slug be effective? Thanks...

JASON KRASSOW
May 26, 2002, 03:27 PM
The snake charmer .410 g with scabbard looks like a pretty neat and light backpacking gun. How effective would it be for protection against people / cougars / bears? I know .410 is small, but would a .410 slug be effective? Thanks...

Johnny Got His Gun.1
May 26, 2002, 03:55 PM
Don't know about the target choices there, but shot placement is the key to neutralizing a threat.

I have a derringer in .45/.410, and I usually keep a .410 slug in it. Otherwise, I keep a .410 shell in 000 in the chamber. Yes, 000. You'll get three of those pellets in that shotshell. If you can find a five-round box, it'll cost you around five bucks. Neat round, that.

griz
May 26, 2002, 05:49 PM
The ballistics of the 410 slug have always baffled me. It goes fast, something like 1500FPS, but it weighs next to nothing. If I remember right, it's only one fifth of an ounce. A whopping 87 grains. Considering the limited penetration such a button shaped slug would have, the question is what was the thing designed for? I would stick with the buckshot that J.G.H.G. refered to.

dfaugh
May 26, 2002, 07:59 PM
Might just **** 'em off...I'd learn how to reload that single shot REAL darned fast!

Dave McC
May 26, 2002, 08:31 PM
The 410 slug, I'm told, packs about the same energy as a 38 Special, standard velocity 158 gr SWC.I wouldn't care to have to count on absolutely perfect placement when dealing with large predators.

nsf003
May 26, 2002, 09:33 PM
I wouldn't want to face a bear or cougar with a single shot of anything under the power of 30-06. Better off with a repeater of some sort. Or get it and also carry a .44 for bears and cougars.


nsf003

Art Eatman
May 26, 2002, 09:42 PM
I tend toward the notion that it would make an animal mad, more than dead. Better hope that the noise scares them away.

A Snake Charmer is good for snakes with birdshot; maybeso a rabid dog or coyote or suchlike, with the buckshot.

And this is going to Shottyguns.

:), Art