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Old February 10, 2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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45 LC Out Of A 410 Shotgun ?

One of the young guns at work asked if you can shoot 410 out of a REVOLVER.

Why not 45 LC out of a shotgun? I said it would blow up the 45 is .454 in diameter Not .410 bore .Was i correct ?
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Old February 10, 2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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You are correct.

BUT a idiot can do that ONCE
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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And, the .410 can only be shot from a revolver with a cylinder long enough the take whatever (2-1/2" or 3") .410 shell.




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Old February 10, 2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Then there are pressure differences
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Old February 10, 2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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The pressure for the 45 Colt ( with out looking it up ) is about twice that of the 410 and with a different pressure curve ( shock wave if you will ). You might get away with it far a few shots, but it is like a time bomb that is ticking away. Sooner or later something is going to give, if the shooter is lucky it will only be a cracked frame, if he is unlucky it will a shattered frame or burst barrel. Does he feel lucky?Very bad ideal, been there done that, know what I'm talking about.
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Old February 10, 2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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The scary thing is that .460 Rem Mag brass will fit a .410 as well...

Load them up with 60 grains of fffG black powder and the correct caliber slug and you have a pretty fair musket cartridge for your .410 though.

Don't ask me how I know this...


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Old February 11, 2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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The TC Contender pistols in 45 colt will shoot 410 shells safely. Wouldn't recommend the opposite.
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Old February 14, 2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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Best to save it for one of the many firearms designed for it, yes?
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Old February 16, 2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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Why not 45 LC out of a shotgun? I said it would blow up the 45 is .454 in diameter Not .410 bore .Was i correct ?
Probably run into some serious problems trying to force the slug down a .410 bore, then through a choke. If the slug makes it out without any damage, it'll tumble. Nothing I see to be gained by even trying.

There are some guns made to shoot both.

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Old February 17, 2013, 12:59 PM   #10
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There are videos of a guy doing this on YouTube, he also shot 454 and if I remember right 460 or of a single shot .410. Still would recommend it.
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