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Old 03-18-2019, 05:28 AM   #51
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I have enough trouble hitting a dove with a 12ga, why would i want to handicap myself anymore by using a .410?
Its psychological. With a 12 you have a tendency to blast away. With a .410 you tend to concentrate on making a better shot. Similar to using a semiauto verses a single shot.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:54 AM   #52
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Certainly depends on your hunting set up. If you are getting close shots they are fun and light without beating your shoulder up. I loved my Mossberg pump 410. But...most of my Dove hunting was the prairie areas of Colorado and it was almost worthless in those conditions, the birds were fast and far and the results were disappointing.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:22 AM   #53
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Bought a Remy 1100 410 last year off a buddy. It's about 3yrs old. Shooting 3" Fiocchi out of it. Shot limit of dove opening morning. I'm used to a 12ga so it took me 4-5 shots to realized my limitations was 30-35yds max. BUT MAN IT WAS A BLAST!!! It felt weird cause I'd literally see the bird hit and falling before I realized I shot. Shot 3-4 rds of 5 stand and skeet a couple weeks prior to get used to light weight gun. It's not as hard as people make it to be IMO. I was shooting 18-20 out of 25 with ease on the range.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:40 AM   #54
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I learned to shoot with a 410 and dove hunted with it until I was about 11 or 12. Dad shoots a Model 42 (410) for dove/quail and still shoots better than I do with my 20ga.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:56 AM   #55
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My friends that shoot 410 have a smaller pile of birds. Still fun. Mourning dove make for an even smaller pile
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:01 PM   #56
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When my grandfather died, he left me a sxs 410. Killed the first dove that flew by me with it. May have to get it out again this season.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:35 PM   #57
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Well I picked up a Yeildz o/u .410. Well see how things go. Really like the feel of the gun. But man shells are high😩😩
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:00 PM   #58
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Killed a lot of birds with a single shot H&R 410. Dove, Quail, Pheasant, and woodcock. Still have it. love that lil gun. It is a squirrel killing machine. mostly 2.5 in shells, but do load up 3 inches for early fall folliage busting.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:53 PM   #59
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Was never an issue as a kid. I had two guns a 22lr and double barrel 410. Its just hitting what you are aiming at. Mine had full choke on both.
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