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#203717 - 11/23/19 08:48 PM Duck hunting with 410 handguns?
Chance Weldon Administrator
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Kauger Arms offers a 410 shotshell chambered specialty pistol intended for turkey hunting. I'm hoping to get one before turkey season in the spring so I can hunt turkeys with a handgun. But, I also had another idea. With dense non-toxic shot, do you think it would be feasible to try duck hunting with it? I've known of duck hunters using 410s for various reasons.

What do y'all think?
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#203721 - 11/24/19 07:31 AM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: Chance Weldon]
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IF YOU CAN LOAD MORE THAN 3 ROUNDS IN IT IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL, THE REASON WHY YOU CANNOT DOVE HUNT WITH A JUDGE.

IF LEGAL, I BELIEVE THAT BALLISTICALLY IT WOULD BE A VERY POOR CHOICE FOR DUCKS BUT OK FOR DOVE HUNTING.

I HUNTED WHITEWING DOVE IN MEXICO FOR MANY YEARS WITH A WINCHESTER MODEL 42 410 PUMP, BACK WHEN WE HAD 40 BIRD LEGAL LIMITS, AND, ALTHOUGH I WAS ABLE TO GET MY LIMITS ON A REGULAR BASIS, I WAS AT A DISADVANTAGE TO THE GUYS WITH 12's AND 20's.
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#203723 - 11/24/19 07:59 AM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: 45MAN]
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check your regulations - here in iowa you have to use a shotgun and that doesn,t qualify as it is a pistol. i think federal regs will get you on ducks as they cant be shot with a handgun no matter the caliber or gauge. that is according to our local game warden whom i asked the same question. i wanted to shoot the 410 in my contender or get one of the howda 20 ga and it was a no go.

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#203743 - 11/25/19 08:12 AM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: dave thomas]
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That's an interesting gun but it wouldn't be legal for duck or turkey in Ohio.

Does it have a screw in choke tube? Have to look that one up.


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#203818 - 11/26/19 07:56 PM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: jcp161]
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Well, I contacted the TWRA, and they said it's not legal for turkeys or waterfowl. I expected waterfowl, but I was surprised it's not legal for turkey. Evidently it's because it's not technically a shotgun.
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#203823 - 11/26/19 08:41 PM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: Chance Weldon]
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if it is a smooth bore it shud qualify as a shotgun
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#203896 - 11/28/19 12:36 PM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: 45MAN]
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It is a smoothbore with choke tube, but due to its lack of a shoulder stock it may be illegal in some jurisdictions. USFW regulations specifically prohibit the use of pistols for taking migratory birds.



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#203897 - 11/28/19 01:19 PM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: Carpe Diem]
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A turkey is not a migratory bird.

I don?t believe ky. Allows handgun for turkey.
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#203899 - 11/28/19 01:22 PM Re: Duck hunting with 410 handguns? [Re: KYODE]
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JR shultz precision does a conversion on the TC 410 barrels that supposedly shoots tight patterns.
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