View Full Version : Why are 410 slugs so light?

November 28, 2001, 03:25 PM
I’ve never posted in the shotgun section before but stumbled across this puzzler, at least it puzzles me.

Why do they load 410 slugs with a projectile that weighs a mere 0.2 ounces? I see they give it more velocity (1875 FPS) but if they had duplicated the heavy 3 inch shot load of .7 ounce (300 grains) at 1135 FPS then it would be as useful as a 44 mag. Could they have intended it to be used for something much different than the bigger slugs?

Just wondering because it would seem to have potential as a good deer load in the shotgun only areas.

November 28, 2001, 08:13 PM
guess they wanted less of a rainbow effect-it might be too light and traveling too slow-i dont think their made to even take a deer resonably?-a .410 bore.. in my opinion is very underated for deer-i would go with something bigger-28-20-16-12-10 (:rolleyes: :cool: )