karl
(old hand)
10/06/20 10:59 AM
A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

I was on a canoe trip recently outside Ely MN with the family and some friends last week. 21 years ago I had picked up a contender with the 45/410 barrel for grouse during late season canoe trips and woods walks (my gateway into handgun hunting). It's been many years since I connected with one on such a trip, but I got extremely lucky as we stumbled across 3 young ones on a long portage. They were tasty in the campfire jambalaya that evening. My son was also quite excited about the whole deal.



The 45/410 barrel with Winchester 3" #6 steel shot worked well. Much better then the Federal loads I had been using.


REDHAWK1954
(Pooh-Bah)
10/06/20 12:19 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Great shooting!

Russell
(Pooh-Bah)
10/06/20 12:34 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Congratulations!

KYODE
(Shooting Expert)
10/06/20 02:02 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Thats awesome

jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
10/06/20 02:11 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

You had a better day then I..... Wonderful

ruger4570
(addict)
10/06/20 07:48 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Great job.

dave thomas
(enthusiast)
10/06/20 08:22 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

very nicely done! grouse are tasty.

Memtb460
(journeyman)
10/06/20 09:31 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Nice....real nice! Some of the finest eating that can be had! Congratulations, and best of all....you had a hunting partner! \:\)
memtb

racksmasher1
(veteran)
10/07/20 07:03 AM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Good going man!

jcp161
(enthusiast)
10/07/20 08:22 AM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Fantastic! What a great day with your son.

I have a similar set up that I'm looking to try this year for small game. Unfortunately, it probably won't be for grouse in this state. They're almost nonexistent anymore.

John


dave thomas
(enthusiast)
10/07/20 09:47 AM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

I had one and shot rabbits and squirrels with it. carried it for pheasants a couple times but was never able to connect with it. mine didn't have a great pattern even after trying several loads 10-12 yards was about it. I really wanted to use it for a backpacking gun but with the range limitations decided to stay with a .22 pistol for a meat getter.

RBO21
(member)
10/07/20 10:41 AM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Congrats! That's awesome fun and great eating.

RH Custom Guns
(member)
10/07/20 12:44 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

So cool! I have it on my list to try different types of bird hunting with a handgun.

ruger4570
(addict)
10/09/20 06:12 AM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

I bear hunt up in Ely and have shot a few grouse with my Ruger MK II. They are tasty.

I lent my nephew my Contender 45/410 to deal with ground squirrels in his yard. Cant use a rifle due to buildings, but when mowing they just look at him on the John Deere and that is their demise.


jajwrigh
(journeyman)
10/09/20 09:06 PM
Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Awesome!