Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by wiscoaster, Dec 21, 2021.
It is a fine looking piece, the action is smooth with a good sound...(it's important )
It is yet to be fired by me, and I doubt dad has fired it...but I like it and so does he.
Are you going with the long or short version?
Prefer short barrel.
Question for you trap shooters, though: does a 2 1/2 inch .410 out of a short barrel have enough energy and good enough pattern to destroy a clay pigeon at typical trap shooting range? I haven't done any trap shooting and might give that a try next summer.
Pistol short?.....meh....not so much.
25" shotgun barrel? Sure!
My club had a .410 round every Monday night. It was a blast! I padded and moleskinned my 870 express stock until it fit me like a trap gun should. We shot 16yds.
I don't recall breaking a 25x25 myself but I'm pretty sure we shot in the 20x25 range often enough. That was with 2.5 inch shells.
The Henry I'm thinking about has a 20-inch barrel. I guess that's really not that much shorter. I don't have any experience with .410 bore. I have a 20 ga Mossberg 500 but not much experience with that and none shooting clays.
2 1/2" shells are all that skeet shooters use when shooting a 410. In fact you won't find any 3" skeet shells. It's been a long time but IIRC, the regulations state that you must use a 2 1/2" shell for pro skeet competitions.
.410 is a good barnyard gun for small rodents and birds. Extremely close upland game. Sportsmen with an attitude.
A 2.5-inch 410 shell is standard for skeet. The doubles are allot of fun working the lever on. 2.5-inch shells are going to be a challenge on the trap field, ranges are longer and that pattern gets thin fast.
I have hunted everything from doves too whitetails with my 9410. It's been a very fun shotgun for hunting and playing games. I suspect the Henry version would be equally fun.
One of the old timers at my gun club has one. He occasionally whips it out at our weekly Annie Oakley game... and reminds all of us whipper snappers who is still the cock of the walk.
yea that would awesome
Henry should make a lot of guns while Anthony Imperato is in charge. Thankfully it seems like he's all for doing just that
So you'd say universally that 3" .410 is better than 2.5?
Yes I feel that they are. You get a little more shot in each shell.
Plus back before lever action 410's were common and before pistols such as the Taurus Judge were introduced, the 3" shells were more common to find on store shelves. All lever action and AR/AK style semi-auto 410 shotguns are restricted to 2 1/2" shells due to the overall length. At one time it was very easy to find 3" Winchester Super X and 3" Remington 410 shells anywhere while you really didn't see the 2 1/2" shells that much.
It should be noted the Henry only takes 2 1/2 in. shells.
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