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Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« on: July 27, 2022, 09:02:02 PM »
Had an impulse buy today..... :chuckle: :chuckle:....and now own a .410 break action shotgun.  It is the turkey model and came with the turkey / extra full choke for TSS loads.  This is cool as I will be whacking a turkey with it at some point, but in the interim we will be targeting grouse.  What choke size do you guys like in your .410's for grouse? 

We have killed many grouse with a .410 with a fixed choke / non interchangeable.  I assume it is a modified but have never paid that much attention. 

What do you guys like for grouse in the .410???? 


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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 09:06:04 PM »
Modified for sure.  I have never turkey hunted with mine.  Run modified in both of them.  Great grouse caliber.
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 09:20:38 PM »
 My grandson wacks them with a old partner break 410 with full choke.
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 09:40:51 PM »
I have a 410 CZ Drake over and under. Improved cylinder and modified. Hand load foreverything from quail to turkey. Including waterfowl. I love bismuth for standard game loads but starting to hand load tss as well with great results. Pic is a 9 inch square ar 25 yards with 9 shot tss.
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2022, 10:53:06 AM »
I have a Remington 870 Wingmaster .410 with 25” barrel and fixed full choke. I use apex Turkey ninja TSS for turkeys and Remington 3” #6s for grouse. I use 3” federal #7.5’s for quail. I’ll never hunt upland again (except for pheasants) with anything other than my .410.
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2022, 11:55:14 AM »
My .410 double is a Stoeger Uplander, with fixed fulls.  I use a 3-inch No. 6 or 7 1/2 for grouse.
Always like a little challenge, and those who fancy themselves as upscale sportsmen using 28-gauge guns may think they're "hoity toity," but it is the .410-bore shooter who really has the right to strut!  :chuckle: :IBCOOL:

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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2022, 12:17:11 PM »
I have a couple OU break action savage .410s I've used for grouse. I've had no issue dropping them with 8 shot. Using a break action has made me a better shot...take my time more than I did with my pump 20 gauge

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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 04:05:18 PM »
I have an old Mossberg .410 pump with a fixed full choke.  Great grouse gun.  I also use a Stevens 16 gauge side by side with a fixed modified and fixed full.

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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2022, 05:33:43 PM »
I have two .410’s with fixed chokes. One modified one full. Go full 6’s or 7 1/2’s
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2022, 06:13:22 PM »
Thanks guys....you all confirmed what I was thinking.  Just ordered a full and a Modified choke.  Probably didn't need both, but what the hay....I like having options. 


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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2022, 06:34:24 AM »
http://www.thegunmag.com/dont-pity-the-pipsqueak-the-410-still-gets-it-done/

Inspired by this thread, I wrote the little piece for TheGunMag.com, where I am editor-in-chief.  I hope you all enjoy!

Pity Not, the ‘Pipsqueak’—The .410 Still Gets It Done
By Dave Workman
Editor-in-Chief
I have to sometimes chuckle at winghsooters who have adopted the 28-gauge as their smoothbore of choice for upland birds and game, claiming it to be the more “sporting” choice for a real challenge, and then raise an eyebrow and look down their noses at the diminutive .410 bore.

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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 10:17:06 PM »
Damn you all. Just as I was getting used to my 20 ga for the last 3 years; now I have to buy a 410! This is ridiculous. Actually, what are your best 410 recommendations for upland hunting pheasant/quail/partridge? I have a firearms problem. Im only bitching because Im out of room in the safes.
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Re: Who uses .410 shotguns for upland???....I have questions.
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 10:21:47 PM »
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