Three 410,s with different barrel lengths

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  1. fatal-bert33

    fatal-bert33 Member

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    Weather and time permitting, next week going to try these three at the range shooting the same buckshot from 5 or 6 yards. Curious in how much the pattern will differ from short range. Taurus Judge with 6" barrel, Mossy Shockwave with 14" barrel and bubbed Hatefield with 18" barrel. 410a.JPG 4102.JPG
     
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  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a fun day. Gonna take any meat targets?
     
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  3. greg_r

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    My guess is;
    The Shockwave and Bubba’ ed Hatfield will shoot the same, the judge will scatter more due to the longer rifled barrel.

    I have never done well with birdshot in longer rifled barrels anyways, I don’t think the shot volume likes to be spun. My 1 7/8" NAA mini shoots shot better than my 5.5” Single Six. My H&R 45/410 survivor does just ok but it has a straight rifled choke tube to stop the spin. Still, it’s only a 20 yard gun.

    I am curious to see how your experiment goes.
     
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  4. Bertus

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    my prediction is that there will be no spread at 5 or 6 yards with all 3 guns.
     
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    In this video he shoots the Judge at 7 yards with buckshot, and it probably had anywhere from 1 inch spread to 2 inch spread depending on the shot, and at 25 yards it can hardly hit the target. The video also shows how weak the buckshot is compared to a regular pistol cartridge.
     
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  6. Paul Harrell has another video on the .410 shotgun if you are interested in watching it.

     
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  7. Jason Tucker

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    Been wanting to get one of those Hatfield singles. But I think I'd want to go with the 20 gauge just for cheaper shells and a little more power.
     
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    The 12 gauge Hatfield has the absolutely worst trigger I have ever pulled on a shotgun. And if you adjust it very much to lighten the pull it wont fire the primer. The 410 isn't as bad but far from what I would call a light pull.
     
  9. fatal-bert33

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    I think I may get a little spread from the Judge but not much else. I think I have some #4 bird shot to try too.
     
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