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Old 06-05-2009, 05:56 PM
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Hey Ya'll.How do ya'll like a mossberg 500 .410?I can git one a wal mart for $207.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:26 AM
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The Mossberg is a good gun, but it seems to me that a 20 or 12 ga. would be more useful. A .410 has a lot of limitations.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:07 PM
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Hey wingbone,I already got a stoeger 2000 3'' mag chamber 12 gauge with a set of choke tubes.I just wanted to try a 410 out for squirrel and rabbit hunt'n.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:42 AM
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Then go for it. You'll have to get close, but there have been alot of rabbits and squirrels shot with a .410.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:10 PM
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I know,I killed 2 squirrels with a 50+ year old H&R 488 .410,but the day after I killed them,I went to shoot at one.CLICK,pulled the hammer back again,CLICK.Waited bout a minute,broke it open,the primer didn't have a dent in it.Firing pin was broke.Then one day I was looking for the serial # on it,I found it, then I just pulled the hammer back on it,I put my thumb on the hammer and pulled the trigger,the hammer locked back.I took it to a gunsmith and he said it was the main trigger spring,and the guide rod,and it needed a firin pin.That was my grandaddys gun.I just wanted to get a new Mossberg 500, cause'I like huntin with a .410.It don't ruin meat if you shoot one under about 15 yards.I like my 12 gauge for out to about 35 or 40 yards. thanks
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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I know,I killed 2 squirrels with a 50+ year old H&R 488 .410,but the day after I killed them,I went to shoot at one.CLICK,pulled the hammer back again,CLICK.Waited bout a minute,broke it open,the primer didn't have a dent in it.Firing pin was broke.Then one day I was looking for the serial # on it,I found it, then I just pulled the hammer back on it,I put my thumb on the hammer and pulled the trigger,the hammer locked back.I took it to a gunsmith and he said it was the main trigger spring,and the guide rod,and it needed a firin pin.That was my grandaddys gun.I just wanted to get a new Mossberg 500, cause'I like huntin with a .410.It don't ruin meat if you shoot one under about 15 yards.I like my 12 gauge for out to about 35 or 40 yards. thanks
I think I'd want to have his fixed for sentimental reasons if it was me. Not that I wouldn't want a new one too I'd just probably try to have his fixed if I could.

My only problem I see with a .410 is the ammo is soo much more than for a 12 or 20 gauge.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:33 PM
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Yeah I have to put alot into what the hometheaterguy says about ammo prices they are always alot more than 12 or 20 gauge. And wingbone has alot of merit in what he's saying too. A .410 just doesn't throw much shot out there compared to even the 20 gauge. A typical .410 in 3" will have 3/4oz in #6 shot while a 20 gauge in 2-3/4" will have 1oz of shot. That's a full one third more shot and the 20 will also have higher velocity by a couple hundred fps.

I see alot of guys get a youngsters a .410 for their first shotgun. Predictably the kids don't build alot of confidence using them and can get pretty discouraged or frustrated due to the lack of shot delivered. Whereas a youngster shooting a 20 gauge with light loads has a much better chance of hitting their targets or taking game.

But there are places for everything and if you think you have a job suited to a .410 by all means go for it. I can't say I don't have more than 1 around here.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:35 PM
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Yeah I have to put alot into what the hometheaterguy says about ammo prices they are always alot more than 12 or 20 gauge. And wingbone has alot of merit in what he's saying too. A .410 just doesn't throw much shot out there compared to even the 20 gauge. A typical .410 in 3" will have 3/4oz in #6 shot while a 20 gauge in 2-3/4" will have 1oz of shot. That's a full one third more shot and the 20 will also have higher velocity by a couple hundred fps.

I see alot of guys get a youngsters a .410 for their first shotgun. Predictably the kids don't build alot of confidence using them and can get pretty discouraged or frustrated due to the lack of shot delivered. Whereas a youngster shooting a 20 gauge with light loads has a much better chance of hitting their targets or taking game.

But there are places for everything and if you think you have a job suited to a .410 by all means go for it. I can't say I don't have more than 1 around here.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:42 PM
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The gunsmith said he could not find parts for it,because its so old.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:58 PM
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check numrich gun parts. i bet they have some parts.
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