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Old March 3, 2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Putting a scope on .410 single shot???

I know alot of you would ask why would you...? But my 7 year old is dead set on putting a scope on his H&R Single shot .410. Any ideas? Dont really want to have to drill and tap.

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Old March 3, 2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I would talk him out of it by buying him a 22 rifle with a scope on it.
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Old March 3, 2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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he already has one. He wants the .410 to deer hunt with.
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Old March 3, 2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Barrel clamp a scout scope system.

Worked well for a 12 year old wanting to shoot slugs at coyotes at about 50 yards!
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Old March 3, 2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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How does a seven year old get to be the boss of you ? Do him a favor , help him learn to take no for an answer ! In what state is it legal for a 7 year old to deer hunt ?
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Old March 3, 2013, 03:33 PM   #6
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I would think in any state it would be leagal for a 7 year old to hunt what ever he wants.
As long as he passed a hunter saftey course of some sort & is accompanied by an adult.
I'm all for teaching kids to hunt.
Now with that being said, I'm not a fan of using a 410 for deer hunting. I know a lot of deer have been taking with them but its just not a good choice. I don't know for sure but I think the slug weighs one fifth of an once? (87,88 grains)
Get him a 20ga. I believe they make low recoil slugs for it.
H&R might make a 20ga. Slug gun you could get cheap.
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Old March 3, 2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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would you rather have him setting around playing video games???If it helps him stay interested in being outside and not laying around the house Im all for it. If you dont have any suggestions on mounting a scope, keep your other opinions to yourself thanks.
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Old March 3, 2013, 05:40 PM   #8
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Sorry if I offended you. If your serious about mounting a scope on that gun I see no other way but to drill & tap
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Old March 3, 2013, 05:45 PM   #9
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Maybe allow him to purchase one, after he does some work or chores to earn it and you guys could install it together. I don't have a recommendation on a scope other than to get him a low powered (3x or 4x) fixed magnification scope for cheap.
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Old March 3, 2013, 05:51 PM   #10
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wasnt you. you had good ideas affraid he cant handle a 20ga yet
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Old March 3, 2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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DUCT TAPE!

Seriously, though, drill and tap will be your best bet
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Old March 3, 2013, 07:00 PM   #12
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go ahead and have it drilled and taped , it dont cost that much and you will have a more solid mount.
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Old March 3, 2013, 07:03 PM   #13
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Red dot scope and use slugs
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