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I’ve never had a 410 though notice they are out of stock everywhere even when everything else is well stocked. Is this an issue all over? Why?
 
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https://ammoseek.com/ammo/410-bore



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https://www.sgammo.com/catalog...-sale/410-gauge-ammo

Seems with the 410, ‘defensive loads’ have taken over regular shot shells for hunting. A few years ago a friend was looking, while they were very scare, I gave him a 1/2 box or so.

sgammo is usually a good source, I think I’ve even seen 410 shells at Walmart recently.
 
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I saw some last weekend at KYGUNCO, but they were $20 a box.


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I make my own, current cost is about $6.50 per box. I really do miss the days when shot was only 36 dollars a bag. Hard to believe that was only 4 years ago.


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Simple answer: Most people that own .410 bore shotguns use them for sporting purposes (clay shooting and hunting), but because of the relatively small amount of shot these are more difficult to hit moving targets repeatedly. That difficulty translates into less shooters buying these rounds and the ammo companies tool up for and produce less ammo due to the lack of demand. The same thing applies to 28 gauge shells, though it's a far more potent round for hunting and is a much preferred round for shooting relatively close range endeavors such as skeet.


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Originally posted by pulicords:
Simple answer: Most people that own .410 bore shotguns use them for sporting purposes (clay shooting and hunting), but because of the relatively small amount of shot these are more difficult to hit moving targets repeatedly. That difficulty translates into less shooters buying these rounds and the ammo companies tool up for and produce less ammo due to the lack of demand. The same thing applies to 28 gauge shells, though it's a far more potent round for hunting and is a much preferred round for shooting relatively close range endeavors such as skeet.


The 410 at Skeet isn't nearly as difficult as many believe. It's also a preferred caliber for 4 gun Skeet shooters because, no recoil, lowest cost to reload, and it forces you to become a more precise shooter. Some will even say the quickest way to hitting 100 straight is by shooting the 410. At my club if the wind is gusting pretty good we call it "a 410 day".


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Originally posted by pulicords:
Simple answer: Most people that own .410 bore shotguns use them for sporting purposes (clay shooting and hunting), but because of the relatively small amount of shot these are more difficult to hit moving targets repeatedly. That difficulty translates into less shooters buying these rounds and the ammo companies tool up for and produce less ammo due to the lack of demand. The same thing applies to 28 gauge shells, though it's a far more potent round for hunting and is a much preferred round for shooting relatively close range endeavors such as skeet.


The 410 at Skeet isn't nearly as difficult as many believe. It's also a preferred caliber for 4 gun Skeet shooters because, no recoil, lowest cost to reload, and it forces you to become a more precise shooter. Some will even say the quickest way to hitting 100 straight is by shooting the 410. At my club if the wind is gusting pretty good we call it "a 410 day".


It amazes me that .410 has been touted on YouTube channels as the ultimate “turkey killing round”…especially with #9 shot Roll Eyes …just says something about “social media and influencers” Confused Confused Confused …I remember when if you hunted turkey with 2 3/4” loads you were called out…what’s next?….22 LR for elk?…come on if you are such a recoil “pussy”… trade your shotgun in for just CCI rat shot


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