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Choke

Postby JEBar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:24 am

in researching Henry's 410 lever actions I have noted that the H018-410 with its 24" barrel come fitted for "Invector Style" choke tubes .... the H018-410R with its 20" barrel comes fixed "Cylinder Bore" choke .... in considering a 410 for my 9 year old's first shotgun, I prefer the 20" but being able to use choke tubes pretty much eliminates it from consideration .... any thoughts from folks who use a 410 .. :?:
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Re: Choke

Postby Abnermal » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:41 am

I had a .410 years ago that I tried to squirrel hunt with. Found out real quick that it wouldn't reach the treetops nearly as well as a 12 or 20 gauge. And that was with full choke. A .410 in cylinder bore would be pretty helpless for hunting anything except bunny rabbits at very close range in my opinion. Can't figure out what Henry was thinking not offering both guns with choke tubes. Puzzling!
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Re: Choke

Postby JEBar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:07 am

puzzling to me as well
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Re: Choke

Postby North Country Gal » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:41 pm

Not sure I understand their thinking, either. 410s have traditionally be choked full as long as there have been 410s, because anything more open leaves you with too sparse a pattern. Choke tubes would be far more useful on a 20.
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Re: Choke

Postby JEBar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:58 pm

agree
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Re: Choke

Postby steider » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:24 am

I do know people that like modified more than full for hunting with a .410 . But, in this day and age options sell. You get a city person that needs a gun for his son to hunt at his grandparents house during his vacation. He’ll probably choose the .410 with a choke just because the other doesn’t have it. I see it all the time in stores.
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Re: Choke

Postby bandit1250 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:38 am

I started hunting with a brand new Winchester Model 37 410. Man I thought I was a big shot having a new Winchester at 7 years old. Even had to buy a hunting licence at that age living in Md. Dad hunted where there were a lot of big tough fox squirrels and he would sit me down and point out the spots not to shoot any farther than he showed me. I used the 3" shells and #6 shot and it handled those old fox squirrels really well. It was a full choke. The distance Dad would point out to me he said was 25 yds. or slightly more but never 30 yds. I would only want a 410 with a full choke as the pattern really gets thin past 25-30 yds. Dad always wished he would have bought some thing for me in a 28 ga.
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Re: Choke

Postby CT_Shooter » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:01 am

bandit1250 wrote:I started hunting with a brand new Winchester Model 37 410. Man I thought I was a big shot having a new Winchester at 7 years old.

It's no wonder that you know so much about guns and are so good at working with them. You had a very special childhood. Thanks for the story.
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Re: Choke

Postby Mags » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:09 pm

My .410 is an older wood featured Mossberg 500 with vent rib 28 inch full choke barrel. I also use it on squirrels. Used both #4 and #6 shot. Found #4 works better.
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Re: Choke

Postby Cofisher » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm

Should the open cylinder bore be considered for a slug gun?
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