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#6923663 - 10/17/17 12:22 PM 410 for quail?
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/04
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Loc: Parker County, Tx
Has anyone ever hunted quail with a 410? I know it is a gun for an expert, but I was just wondering if it is worth trying.

I don't know anything about a 410. What shot and choke would you recommend?

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#6923880 - 10/17/17 03:11 PM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Hunted back in the day with Bobby Hughes (breeder of CH. Easy Mark) who shot birds with a 410 O/U. He was the best shot I ever saw. More than once I watched him drop birds shooting from the hip. So you can be successful with the 410. Plus it's light and easy to tote. You would have to be a pretty good shot to start with.

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#6923893 - 10/17/17 03:28 PM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Registered: 03/30/15
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I hunt exclusively with a .410 o/u for dove and quail. 30" barrels with skeet/skeet chokes. 2 1/2" shells with 1/2 ounce 7 1/2 and 8's. It is very light to carry and shells weigh next to nothing. The 2 1/2" shells pattern better and are faster than the longer 3" shells.

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#6923984 - 10/17/17 04:35 PM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: jmm]
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Originally Posted By: jmm
I hunt exclusively with a .410 o/u for dove and quail. 30" barrels with skeet/skeet chokes. 2 1/2" shells with 1/2 ounce 7 1/2 and 8's. It is very light to carry and shells weigh next to nothing. The 2 1/2" shells pattern better and are faster than the longer 3" shells.



and this .. I love my 410 O/U
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#6924493 - 10/18/17 07:40 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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I hunt bobwhites with a Yildiz .410 sxs, I love it. I shoot 7 1/2s on early season birds and sometimes 6s on late season or blues, chokes are improved and modified.
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#6924511 - 10/18/17 07:54 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Registered: 09/07/04
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Loc: Parker County, Tx
Thanks for the input.

I am getting neck surgery and the doc said I shouldn't shoot a shotgun for 6 weeks. That will mess up my season. I am going to ask him about a 410. I usually use a 20ga. I was really thinking about the yildiz 410 sxs, but I may go with a semiauto to make sure I don't screw up my neck.

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#6924553 - 10/18/17 08:17 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
Thanks for the input.

I am getting neck surgery and the doc said I shouldn't shoot a shotgun for 6 weeks. That will mess up my season. I am going to ask him about a 410. I usually use a 20ga. I was really thinking about the yildiz 410 sxs, but I may go with a semiauto to make sure I don't screw up my neck.


Get a Taurus Judge. I killed two with mine last year (after only about 20-30 rounds lol). At least it wont hurt your neck.
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#6924660 - 10/18/17 09:45 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
jmm Offline
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Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 32
I had c3/4 fusion about 4 years ago. I used my .410 for quail season which started about a month after fusion. There were no issues.

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#6924666 - 10/18/17 09:50 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Loc: Parker County, Tx
They wanted a 4/5/6/7 fusion. I talked them into a 6/7 fusion. I am looking at Thanksgiving so it will be in the season. I am hoping to be able to hunt around Christmas like I do every year.

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#6925444 - 10/18/17 11:02 PM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
The Point Offline
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Registered: 01/02/16
Posts: 44
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
They wanted a 4/5/6/7 fusion. I talked them into a 6/7 fusion. I am looking at Thanksgiving so it will be in the season. I am hoping to be able to hunt around Christmas like I do every year.


From carrying your dog?

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#6925509 - 10/19/17 06:02 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: The Point]
stinkbelly Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/04
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Loc: Parker County, Tx
Originally Posted By: The Point
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
They wanted a 4/5/6/7 fusion. I talked them into a 6/7 fusion. I am looking at Thanksgiving so it will be in the season. I am hoping to be able to hunt around Christmas like I do every year.


From carrying your dog?


I only carried him out 3 times last year. At lest his is only 90 pounds.

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#6926512 - 10/19/17 10:09 PM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
The Point Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/02/16
Posts: 44
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Dang..........90LBS. I thought you had a great idea carrying that dog like that. Now I'm not so sure. Next time a couple of branches with your vest tied between them.

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#6926954 - 10/20/17 10:45 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
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Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 13
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
Originally Posted By: The Point
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
They wanted a 4/5/6/7 fusion. I talked them into a 6/7 fusion. I am looking at Thanksgiving so it will be in the season. I am hoping to be able to hunt around Christmas like I do every year.


From carrying your dog?


I only carried him out 3 times last year. At lest his is only 90 pounds.

Not to hijack the thread, but is the dog in question a DD? In hunting shape? My male DD is 6 months, 60+ pounds, and I am wondering what I have to look forward to. The dad fluctuates between 75 and 80, but 90? I-God.

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#6929690 - 10/23/17 06:31 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: Lalo]
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 7200
Loc: Parker County, Tx
Originally Posted By: Lalo
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
Originally Posted By: The Point
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
They wanted a 4/5/6/7 fusion. I talked them into a 6/7 fusion. I am looking at Thanksgiving so it will be in the season. I am hoping to be able to hunt around Christmas like I do every year.


From carrying your dog?


I only carried him out 3 times last year. At lest his is only 90 pounds.

Not to hijack the thread, but is the dog in question a DD? In hunting shape? My male DD is 6 months, 60+ pounds, and I am wondering what I have to look forward to. The dad fluctuates between 75 and 80, but 90? I-God.


He is a HUGE DD. He is usually 80 pounds or so, but I had to take off the previous year for shoulder surgery and he got fat.

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#6929768 - 10/23/17 07:57 AM Re: 410 for quail? [Re: stinkbelly]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: stinkbelly
Has anyone ever hunted quail with a 410? I know it is a gun for an expert, but I was just wondering if it is worth trying.

I don't know anything about a 410. What shot and choke would you recommend?


7.5 shot with a modified choke if the birds are holding. Full choke otherwise.
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