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Mossberg 500 - .410

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Bantam, 505 Youth, 500 SUPER BANTAM' started by ewcraig, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. ewcraig

    ewcraig Copper BB

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    Hi I just joined the forum & it looks like a ton of info.

    Just wondering if any of you here have the Model 500, .410 from Walmart?

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mossberg-500-All-Purpose-Pump-Action-.410/17656105

    On the stock it reads 2.5 - 3 in shells. Does the mean that 2.75 inch shells work too, or just 2.5 and 3 inch shells?

    I would appreciate hearing from forum members and any experiences with this gun.

    I was planning on using it for home defense with 000 buck.

    Thanks

    Erik
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Welcome aboard!

    You'll be fine with 2.5" to 3" shells and everything in between...
  3. ewcraig

    ewcraig Copper BB

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    Thanks Lazy Eyed Sniper. Do you know if this will take slugs? I have found conflicting info on the internet.
  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I shoot smoothe bore and don't have any experience with chokes.

    The info I've seen out there regarding shooting slugs through full chokes looks like it's not a good idea, although someone else may come along and offer more information from first-hand experience...
  5. Pfletch8335

    Pfletch8335 .22LR

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    If you plan on using slugs and larger buck shot ( such as '00' and '000') $66.00 (with maybe a little extra in change) will get you an 18.5 inch barrel for it, The barrel in question is from the 50455 (.410 Cruiser) I have a 50104 ( .410 field model the same as the one you linked to) with said barrel and a 50455 ( with a 13.5 inch synthetic stock installed) both shoot buckshot and slugs like champs.

    The full choke barrel on the 50104 will pattern #4 buck very well though. ( Federal 3-inch 9-pellet #4 buck)
  6. jsrlnd

    jsrlnd .22LR

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    I have shot slugs through my "long" barrel 500E (.410) without any issues. You can get an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel from Mossberg's parts/service center (1-800-363-3555), Item # 10003, for about $67 + s&h.
  7. David Valdina

    David Valdina Copper BB Elite Member

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    To the best of my knowledge, .410 shells come in 2.5" and 3", no 2.75" I got a .410 Mossberg 500 a while back and it would lock up on me. I guess they are tighter than the 12 ga. guns. Two times I took it all apart and tried smoothing out anything that I thought could be smoothed and finally brought it to a gun smith who probably did the same. Between that and just shooting it, the gun started behaving as it should. I wish there was more ammo available for it as I enjoyed taking it out for Sporting Clays from time to time. I walk the course and I like the lighter weight of the gun and the shells I need to carry with me. David
  8. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Holy necro...the original post was from 2012.

    Welcome from MI!!
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  9. David Valdina

    David Valdina Copper BB Elite Member

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    Hi Mike, I just joined. I only have the one Mossberg which is why my post on the related thread. I shoot .22 rimfire a lot and belong to RimfireCentral where there are about 166,000 members. Quite a lot of posts. Thanks for the welcome. Regards, David
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  10. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Yeah, I'm a member of rimfire central too, but haven't posted there in a couple of years.

    last time I did, a few folks (some with high post counts that should've known better) were trying to tell me what I was doing was illegal, so that's when I decided it was time to move on to greener pastures to a more knowlegable member base that weren't just posting BS to pad their post counts. Especially when they were wrong in the first place.

    Oh well.
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  11. David Valdina

    David Valdina Copper BB Elite Member

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    Hi John, I am sorry you had that experience. I have found the collective knowledge on the board to be worth looking at. And I have tried to contribute to it in the areas I think I can be helpful. I have never heard of a high post count (excuse the pun) counting for anything. I read your "Unconstitutional laws are not laws" with the mind set of a lawyer and appreciate the sentiment. As a practical matter, until a law is struck down as unconstitutional, it is a law that allows a lower court to impose penalties. It is noble to take on such a law with a test case, but it can leave you bloodied and broke in the process. I am 79 years old and have lost the fire I once had to right all wrongs. I try to keep my head down and avoid conflict. Just a personal thing I guess. Nice to meet new folks. Do you have a Mossberg 500 in .410 and do you hunt with it ? Shooting sports like skeet or trap ? David
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  12. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Some people think high post counts = more knowledge.

    That is not the case.

    I am not a lawyer. The wording "Unconstitutional laws are not laws" is in reference to many of the sentiments that our Founding Fathers had when they started this great country. Many of which were included in the Federalist papers. Many of which have been preserved from their personal correspondence between each other, and other places. Lots of quotes.

    Consider this opinion of the Supreme Court:
    OK, with that out of the way, no sir, I don't have a 410 mossberg or a pump action 410 at all. Although, I have some 410 single shot shotguns, and have owned them the large majority of my life. I learned to hunt squirrels with a 410 shotgun and got quite good at it. Further, I taught my 3 sons how to hunt, and they also started out with a 410 single shot when they were mature enough to learn how to use them. And they too got quite good at it.

    I still like 410 bore. They are light, they don't have as much recoil. The main down side to them is the cost and availability of the shells, especially in times like these, and they do have a more limited range and payload (reduced amount of shot) that they will hold.

    But, that taught me better to stalk up to my prey, and become a more proficient marksman as such.
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  13. David Valdina

    David Valdina Copper BB Elite Member

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    Here is a great fun book if you can find a copy:

    TitleBecause It's There!: Climbing the North Face of the .410
    AuthorTim Woodhouse
    Edition2
    PublisherLight Gauges, 2005
    Length112 pages
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