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December 11, 2006, 06:08 PM
Does anyone have a source for .410 ammo that can be used to quail hunting? My chamber is only 2 1/2 inches.

December 11, 2006, 07:12 PM
You would want some 7.5's or #8's for quail, find some skeet or sporting clay loads. These will have hard shot in them and pattern well out of most guns.

December 11, 2006, 08:04 PM
:d Thx!

December 11, 2006, 08:19 PM
Where are you going hunting?

I am interested in a .410 for quail also.

Let us know how you do.:)

December 12, 2006, 07:16 AM
Hunting will be southern NJ and Delaware and perhaps northern Pennsylvania. This will be my first outing with a .410 so I, too, am cureous as regards performance.

The gun was a find at a garage sale ($25.00) and I've spent a bit of post surgical recouping time stripping both stock and barrel. The stock is now complete and the metal work should be done very shortly.

I do wish the chamber was 3 inches, though.

December 12, 2006, 11:18 AM
The .410 is one of my favorites and I shoot a lot of skeet with one. The .410 has the power per pellet of any of the others, it is just that the shot count is a lot lower per shell and that doesn't allow for longer ranges or somewhat "sloppy" shooting. You will need to get on the birds quickly and accurately to be succesful consistantly. I suppose for a few bucks you could get a gunsmith to lengthen your chamber to the 2 3/4" shells ( assuming the gun is safe for this) which are going to be a lot easier to find. In any event, as posted earlier, find some good hard shot. Best of luck and hunting.

December 12, 2006, 04:03 PM
Ruger4570.... 2 1/2" and 3" are both the standard sizes for 410. I'm not aware of a 2 3/4". It's not uncommon for someone to think that cause all the othe shotguns are 2 3/4. Sometimes even I forget. Just a quirk of the 410 I guess.

December 13, 2006, 04:40 AM
Wow, 25 bucks?!:eek: :) Nice find, what kind is it? Single shot, pump, sxs, O/U.:D Let my wipe up that drool there.

December 13, 2006, 09:43 AM
Dakotashooter: You are absolutly right, I have to wonder where my head was at to have posted the wrong length,, thanks for the correction.

roy reali
December 13, 2006, 09:54 AM
You need to remember that a .410 will shoot just as fast and just as far as a 12 gauge. The difference is the amount of shot in the pattern.

As far quail go, they are pretty fragile targets. I rarely have found one still alive after hitting it.

Good luck with your hunting.

December 13, 2006, 05:47 PM

It's a Montgomery Ward store gun that has the name Hercules. It's a single barrel hammer break open with a 26" bbl.

December 13, 2006, 10:27 PM
Sweet, sounds like a lot of fun.

BTY about the 2 3/4 inch shells others were talking about...I have seen them advertised online at midway (I think) I'm not saying they are real its just that I have seen them on web sites. Go fig.

Yeah here they are(I went and looked) its kinda funny. Its a mistake though, the sells at the link are 2.5 inches. LOL

December 13, 2006, 10:43 PM
I saw the Midway ammo, but if you look at the Fedreal ammo they say is 2 3/4 inch, the boxes are marked 2 1/2.

December 14, 2006, 01:44 AM