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.410 shells?

Postby Bluesky2012 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:31 pm

My boy wants to go hunt with me for his first time and I figured I’d let him try and water swat a bird if it all works out. I have a small youth sized .410 but can’t find any shells anywhere online or in stores. Anyone have a lead on where any .410 non-toxic shells can be found?


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Re: .410 shells?

Postby mtncntrykid » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:37 pm

This was being asked on the Idaho forum as well and the only positive suggestion was Google Boss Shotshells as they still had a few a couple days ago. Good luck on your search!
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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Boatman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:25 am

How old your kid I would just go with a 20 gauge gas gun or a 12 gauge in 2 and 3/4

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.410 shells?

Postby Bluesky2012 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:13 am

He’s 7. Cheaper to buy a box of shells for the old youth .410 I’ve had since I was a boy to let him test the waters.

Thanks MtnCntryKid, they had them in stock.

Assuming all goes well, I’m going to get him a youth 20 for next year or this year if he decides he really likes it.


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Postby HNTFSH » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:23 am

Damned they grow fast! :thumbsup:
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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Boatman » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 am

Bluesky2012 wrote:He’s 7. Cheaper to buy a box of shells for the old youth .410 I’ve had since I was a boy to let him test the waters.

Thanks MtnCntryKid, they had them in stock.

Assuming all goes well, I’m going to get him a youth 20 for next year or this year if he decides he really likes it.


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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Rat Creek » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:46 am

Bluesky2012 wrote:He’s 7. Cheaper to buy a box of shells for the old youth .410 I’ve had since I was a boy to let him test the waters.


Better to not dislocate his shoulder. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby okduckdude » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:24 am

When I was his age my dad had me shooting a single shot 20 for both ducks and deer. Literally the first time I shot it with, cant remember if it was with a slug or duck load, it in it knocked me on my ass.

Eventually, went to a .410, then back to a 20.

Doing it right IMO.


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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:38 am

Be careful out there. One of my ears has rung since the '80s thanks to a too-young boy with a crack-barrel .410. Lucky it wasn't worse, and little kids with little, but very real, guns have scared hell out of me ever since.
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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Rat Creek » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:16 am

Rick Hall wrote:Be careful out there. One of my ears has rung since the '80s thanks to a too-young boy with a crack-barrel .410. Lucky it wasn't worse, and little kids with little, but very real, guns have scared hell out of me ever since.


Yep. Parental supervision is key at that young age. A 410 is not a Red Ryder BB gun. :hammer:
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Postby Bluesky2012 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:30 am

Rick Hall wrote:Be careful out there. One of my ears has rung since the '80s thanks to a too-young boy with a crack-barrel .410. Lucky it wasn't worse, and little kids with little, but very real, guns have scared hell out of me ever since.
Concur with that. Haven’t had those run ins in the blind (only hunt with a the same 2 people for years) but had many concerning incidents with 18-20 year olds when I was a range safety officer.

Plan is to have him water swat cripples or a bird that may land, but he will be sitting in my layout blind with me (I’m not shooting). Hopefully will be a fun, safe day.


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Postby Rat Creek » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:42 am

Sounds awesome. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: So, how do you go about crippling a bird or does that come natural? :lol3:

I worked up quite a sweat last weekend in 65 degree weather chasing a crippled teal all around our duck puddle while wearing neoprene chest waders. :oops: Finally gave up and water swatted it. :rolleyes:
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Postby Bluesky2012 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:37 pm

Rat Creek wrote:Sounds awesome. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: So, how do you go about crippling a bird or does that come natural?


Comes natural ever since I started using my new gun. Image


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Postby HNTFSH » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:37 pm

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Rick Hall wrote:Be careful out there. One of my ears has rung since the '80s thanks to a too-young boy with a crack-barrel .410. Lucky it wasn't worse, and little kids with little, but very real, guns have scared hell out of me ever since.


Yep. Parental supervision is key at that young age. A 410 is not a Red Ryder BB gun. :hammer:


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Postby Rat Creek » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:55 pm

Go with the El Presidente, though I do not think I would have the hand and wrist strength to hold it up. :oops:

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Postby HNTFSH » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:46 pm

Rat Creek wrote:Go with the El Presidente, though I do not think I would have the hand and wrist strength to hold it up. :oops:

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Postby Indaswamp » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:55 pm

HNTFSH wrote:
Rat Creek wrote:Go with the El Presidente, though I do not think I would have the hand and wrist strength to hold it up. :oops:

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Postby Indaswamp » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:57 pm

Blue, lemme look around....I might be able to put my hands on some .410 steel and would gladly mail them to you for your boy to use.
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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Bluesky2012 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:06 pm

Inda and the rest,

Looks like my response got lost in the shuffle of funny replies.

I found some in stock on boss shot shells so all is good.

My boy is ready to go in his kid sized waders and he’s been wearing the wife out with his teal whistle and going full blast on my old RNT original around the house. He may not call any ducks in, but you better believe he’s already getting every pennies worth out of that old cocobolo.

Just a few more days to go till the first morning in layout blinds with 3 generations hunting together.


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Re: .410 shells?

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:52 am

Bluesky2012 wrote:My boy is ready to go in his kid sized waders and he’s been wearing the wife out with his teal whistle...


Thanks for the reminder to pick up a few to keep in my blind box as gifts to the kids through my blind. Just as soon they (or their dads) didn't "help" with mallard calls, but whistles have been a relatively harmless hit with the kids, if not their moms:
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Re: .410 shells?

Postby ByersFarm » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:49 am

Looks like it’s been covered here, but boss and apex make some effective offerings in .410. My 7 year old started with one and has moved up to a 20 this year after passing it down to his little brother.
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.410 shells?

Postby Bluesky2012 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:18 pm

Wanted to circle back. The first hunt was a hit. He thoroughly enjoyed the early morning boat ride, wore the teal whistle out, and put down a healthy batch of doughnuts and sour straws to his mother’s chagrin.

We managed to knock down a good mix of wigeon and gadwalls and one unlucky spoony.

My 7 year old got his first bird and it will be making its place on the wall to commemorate a big moment. He water swatted it in the decoys. Proudly watched him take out a handful of avian decoys for this bird.

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Re: .410 shells?

Postby 5 stand » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:50 pm

Looks like a dandy to me!
Congratulations to that young man.
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Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:51 pm

Congratulations to you both :beer: Root beer for the kid
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