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I really like my new taurus .410 gauge \ 45 colt lots of fun. Cool
I have wondered if they would make good snake guns?
My brother has a Taurus Judge.  That's his EDC open carry in Texas.  Last year he lived in Missouri out in the boonies on 26 acres and he got quite a bit of use out of it on all sorts of critters and varmints.  I think this would be the ultimate snake gun.  Bird shot out of a .410 is going to have a lot more pellets than any service caliber snake shot.  For a woods/trail gun with a five-round cylinder you could load the first two cylinders with bird shot and the next three with buck, slug or .45 colt.  That way you've got great snake shot with something heavier hitting for larger critters.  Rabid animals is always a consideration/concern for me when I'm out in the woods.  Win PDX is suppose to be a good SD round for the Judge.
I had one for a while and liked mine but had a guy that wanted it and payed me more than it was worth so now I don't have one any more.
Thanks for the info. I will have to see if one of the local ranges has one to try and get dad out there to shot it. He is out at the farm by himself a lot, has a shotgun in the truck, but would like to have something on him.
Will have to look into those 410/45 revolvers. Never really been interested in them. I usually carry some shot loads with my 44 mag revolver.
(08-23-2017, 12:47 PM)mac66 Wrote: [ -> ]Will have to look into those 410/45 revolvers. Never really been interested in them. I usually carry some shot loads with my 44 mag revolver.


What kind of shot loads do you carry?  I was looking at those CCI loads.  Bit more pricey than I'd like but in .45 they pack 150 pellets.  Looking at YT vids they seem to be good out to 15 feet or so.
(08-23-2017, 02:48 PM)David Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-23-2017, 12:47 PM)mac66 Wrote: [ -> ]Will have to look into those 410/45 revolvers. Never really been interested in them. I usually carry some shot loads with my 44 mag revolver.


What kind of shot loads do you carry?  I was looking at those CCI loads.  Bit more pricey than I'd like but in .45 they pack 150 pellets.  Looking at YT vids they seem to be good out to 15 feet or so.

I bought a couple boxes of CCI shot capsules a couple decades ago and handload them. I have them for both my 357 & 44. Some are clear blue, some on are yellow, don't remember why.  The ones below I are loaded in both a 44 spl and 44 mag case. No real difference, same powder load. Those in the photo have been kicking around for 25-30 years.  I've shot ruffled grouse (on the ground while sitting in deer blind while deer hunting. Small game season was also open) with the 44s and have killed rats with the .357 ones.

I typically use #7.5 shot since I have a lot of it. I've used smaller buck shot by stacking them and have also loaded buck and ball (stacked buck with shot filling in the empty spaces). I used copper BBs and even ball bearings at times.

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Holy cow, I just looked them up and they are a lot more expensive now than 30 years ago LOL

http://www.speer-bullets.com/products/co...sules.aspx

Now that I think about it I think I bought mine before Speer and CCI merged. The blue are probably CCI and the yellow were probably Speer or vice versa.
i have mine loaded with .45 long colt 255 grain and bird shot every other

i pay 23.97 for 50 .45 hyperion reloads

and 12.97 for 30 .410 ga. walmart
Man - I just think that thing is the biggest gimmick gun on the planet....but more power to you if you dig it.

Just can't think of any days I would have woke up and said "Man - I wish I had a .410, or 45LC, I just can't decide..."
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