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#208363 - 10/06/20 10:59 AM A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel
karl
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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.

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#208365 - 10/06/20 12:19 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: karl]
REDHAWK1954
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Great shooting!
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#208366 - 10/06/20 12:34 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: REDHAWK1954]
Russell
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Congratulations!
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#208368 - 10/06/20 02:02 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: Russell]
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Thats awesome
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#208369 - 10/06/20 02:11 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: KYODE]
jamesfromjersey
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You had a better day then I..... Wonderful
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#208373 - 10/06/20 07:48 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jamesfromjersey]
ruger4570
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Great job.

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#208375 - 10/06/20 08:22 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: ruger4570]
dave thomas
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very nicely done! grouse are tasty.
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#208380 - 10/06/20 09:31 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: dave thomas]
Memtb460
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Nice....real nice! Some of the finest eating that can be had! Congratulations, and best of all....you had a hunting partner!
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#208381 - 10/07/20 07:03 AM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: Memtb460]
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Good going man!

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#208382 - 10/07/20 08:22 AM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: racksmasher1]
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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

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#208383 - 10/07/20 09:47 AM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jcp161]
dave thomas
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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.
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#208385 - 10/07/20 10:41 AM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: dave thomas]
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Congrats! That's awesome fun and great eating.

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#208389 - 10/07/20 12:44 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: RBO21]
RH Custom Guns
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So cool! I have it on my list to try different types of bird hunting with a handgun.

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#208410 - 10/09/20 06:12 AM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: RH Custom Guns]
ruger4570
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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.

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#208422 - 10/09/20 09:06 PM Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jcp161]
jajwrigh
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Awesome!
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