Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Jul 21, 2010.
My 500 ATP… best fun you can have in the field with your clothes on.
There are many who feel the 410 is more of an "experts shotgun" because of the reduced load amounts that the shell will hold. Though in my opinion, that's the only thing that detracts from it is the slightly reduced range because of fewer pellets to hold in a tight pattern.
If you learn to hunt with it, you are forced to stalk in a little closer. Which, if that's what you learn on, makes you a better hunter.
I taught all of my sons how to use shotguns with .410's. And they were quite good at it too. From squirrels to turkeys at below the age of 8.
I too learned to hunt using a .410 bore because I was too small for 20's and 16's and 12's at the time. When I went to 16 gauge when I was around 13 years old, it was like a right of passage.
My 500 persuader in old school wooden furniture
I have never shot one smaller than 16ga, but I passed up a nice single shot falling block .410 and I regret it a lot.
I admit that I am rather fond of 410's too.
So this happened…
It’s funny how they seem to multiply!
lol indeed. It would be nice if they would reproduce without me having to pull my wallet out.
Been a minute, here's how mine sits currently
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