The world of buckshot ammunition continues to advance. So yes today's 3" .410 with five .35 caliber pellets treads closely on the heals of the 2.75" 12 bore loaded with just three more pellets in the load.
Beyond in house defensive use, all that remains is bringing high antimony buckshot pellets, a shot cup and buffer into the .410 picture to tighten the patterns up sufficiently for close range deer hunting.
Old ideas about shotgun performance will nonetheless die slowly.
Last edited by RMcL; November 21, 2012 at 06:31 PM.