fallhunt wrote:The gun has a full choke that is not changable.
charlie elk wrote:These threads on the 410 got me curious about patterns and penetration. So I patterned my 410 at 20 yds using 1/8" sheathing:
with 3" #6 lead- good pattern unless you count only the pellets which passed through, then on average there were only 3-4 pellets in the kill zone. 7.5 shot had a much better pattern but fewer penetrating pellets. #4 open pattern with nearly all pellets passing thru. At 10 yds all pellets in all the loads passed thru the boards.
I can not find any HD loads in 410 to test. Perhaps the HD shot would penetrate better, it does in my 20 & 12. Just for the heck of it I tried the 20 in comparison to the 410 and the 20 clearly delivered a lethal pattern with excellent penetration. Both guns used lead and full chokes.
Bottom line my 410 would not be a reliably lethal turkey gun.
allaboutshooting wrote:You have of course outlined the differences in patterns and penetration. For some of my work with the .410 SD loads, I used microcrystalline wax that was equivalent to ballistic gelatin but more stable and could be used in temperatures up to 70 degrees. I used the FBI standards for penetration on the wax, wall board and "dressed" wax. I also used the standard of 21' for my studies, even though I shot at distances as far as 60' or 20 yards.
fallhunt wrote:6 shot leaving a gun at 1135 fps will be the same no matter the gauge. I'm not going to shoot over 25 yrds. so I think it will do the job. I would like to get some Hevi-13 to shoot.I checked the web site and they do have factory .410 loads.Any idea on where I could pick some up? I live in central IL.
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