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What Could a Top Shooter Score with a .410?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smoking357, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. smoking357

    smoking357 TS Member

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    From the 27 yard line?

    1/2 ounce load.
     
  2. jhoward

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    You might as well ask...

    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck, could chuck wood?
     
  3. PerazziBigBore

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    In my best days.. I could never get past the 60's with full tube Briley tubes in any of SBT guns.. That was with 2.5" and 3".. Funny.. with 3/4oz in 3" 410.. I still sucked.. but put 3/4oz in a 12 gauge.. I was usually in the low 90's..
     
  4. Savage99Stan

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    Greener proved it a hundred years ago and we keep proving it....put the same charge, whatever it is, in a larger bore and the patterns improve. The old trap load for a ten gauge was an ounce and an eighth.

    One ounce in a twelve normally patterns better than out of a twenty.

    That said, I had an old 101 trap that wouldn't do squat with either two and a half or three inch 410s shot through a pair of Savage Four Tenners. It would shoot three quarters, seven eighths and one ounce pretty darn well. I think the 410 wads disrupted the shot after they left the inserts.

    I have a nice AYA we had made for a guy back in the sixties that does real well at sixteen yards with 11/16 of 7 1/2s. Not good much past that.
     
  5. Hitapair

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    with 7 1/2 or 8's?
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Don't try it. The handicap committee will hand you your ass...
     
  7. mrskeet410

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    Top shooters will do pretty good.....occasionally.
     
  8. Jeff P

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    I'm still willing to bet you 5/1 - I'll give you $5 for each one you break, you give $1 for each one you miss.

    I'm having trouble getting action on that.
     
  9. BDodd

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    I watched a skilled shootist break 18/25 from 30 yards with .410 factory skeet loads one time in the 70s. Recommend it? Heck no!....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  10. perga1

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    I watched Waybe Mayes walk from the skeet field to the trap field and break 23 from the 27 with the same 410. JRM
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    I think the correct answer is that a top trapshooter could score to the same level of his skill minus the handicap of using a 410, as anyone else under the same circumstances. Meaning if the handicap is factored out, everyone would be at the same skill level they currently are.
     
  12. Jim101

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    Depends on how lucky he is. The pattern density from that yardage would make breaking all the correctly pointed targets a matter of chance.





    Jim
     
  13. Pull & Mark

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    Like a 100 strait. Its only like a 45 yard shot. If Mayes can do 23 with a skeet choke, why can't the top shooters do it with the proper choke??? Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    Can't understand why anyone would even WANT to do this with a .410. Shells cost more, empties are much harder to find, and a 12 gauge just FEELS better in your hands. ....Rick
     
  15. smoking357

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    This Waybe Mayes sounds like someone I'd want to watch.
     
  16. bridgetoofar

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    I would bet that Wayne Mayes had some #6s in his pocket.
     
  17. smoking357

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    Just remember, shootlow, you're in my thread.

    I don't see any of your threads where you're working towards progress and change.
     
  18. bridgetoofar

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    "Progress and Change"..... where have I heard that before?
     
  19. Neil Winston

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    23/25 isn't 92/100. The main thing is, no matter who it was, he or she would lose - heck, I would beat him or her a lot of the time and I'm no good at handicap at all! After that, what's the question?

    Neil
     
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