Doesn't ANYBODY sell .410 2 1/2" "00" Buckshot???!!!

daddySEAL

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Sep 12, 2008
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I can only find "000" with only 3 pellets.....and #4s
But want "00" for my Taurus Judge....doesn't ANYONE on the web sell it??

Only 3 pellets in "000" seems like not enough to get a close, but good pattern with a few more pellets, AND with knockdown power too.

I was thinking that "00" (being slightly smaller shot) would have 5 or 6 pellets..No?
Doesn't ANYONE on the web sell it??
HELP, Please!
 

daddySEAL

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Sep 12, 2008
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I'm coming to believe you are right, idleprocess.
Three .22 size pellets in "000", is no real stopping power from short 2 1/2" shells.

The latest NRA Rifleman magazine features the JUDGE on the cover...and speaks of the new version taking full 3" shells (which would hold slightly more of a load) and equiped with a laser. I wish I'd known it was coming...I would have waited for it.

Yes, the .45 Colt round (especially in hollowpoint)is a whappingly good stopper! I wish the Judge was smooth bored, instead of, as they say, "somewhat rifled". That would put 64 #4 shot pellets into a small patern, and also be a good stopper.

I plan to use mostly .45 Colt ammo in mine. In fact, I'm using "Cowboy Loads" on no jacket, olny lead...to hopefully negate some of the rifling, then try #4 shot again.

Thanks
 

Texas1911

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Yes, the .45 Colt round (especially in hollowpoint)is a whappingly good stopper! I wish the Judge was smooth bored, instead of, as they say, "somewhat rifled". That would put 64 #4 shot pellets into a small patern, and also be a good stopper.

I plan to use mostly .45 Colt ammo in mine. In fact, I'm using "Cowboy Loads" on no jacket, olny lead...to hopefully negate some of the rifling, then try #4 shot again.
If it was smooth bore you'd never stabilize the heavy .45 LC rounds. They'd keyhole and whizz off target at 10 yards.
 

daddySEAL

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Sep 12, 2008
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Thanks Guys.

Yes, I know the shot is contained in a plastic cup until exiting the barrel.
But the rifling spins that cup (and therefor, the shot after leaving the muzzle) to a wide, wide, wide pattern(about 3 feet wide), even at a 5 foot target distance.

I's hoping the shot pellet pattern would be Much Tighter at that range...maybe 8"

Oh well, it is an awesome .45 long Colt platform.

dS
 

idleprocess

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Yes, I know the shot is contained in a plastic cup until exiting the barrel.
But the rifling spins that cup (and therefor, the shot after leaving the muzzle) to a wide, wide, wide pattern(about 3 feet wide), even at a 5 foot target distance.
Sure that's just the rifling and not the short barrel? I have a pump-action 12 ga with 18.5" and 28" barrels and the 18.5" barrel is useless for traps even at really close ranges - the shot scatters too fast. There is no choke on either barrel.
 

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