I used to use a 22 but a dog whining in the back seat doesn’t help grouse sit still. I’ll take the odd pellet for more birds in the bagI like my Savage 410 - 22 cal over/under, as the 22 can dispatch a roosting grouse without the "pellet or two in the breast".
When I was 9 my dad got me a Savage 22mag over 20 gauge. I'd put a few pellets in the rabbits head. Thinking about having the 20 taped to receive a choke.I like my Savage 410 - 22 cal over/under, as the 22 can dispatch a roosting grouse without the "pellet or two in the breast".
A great little gun! My Dad bought me a Champion .410 like yours when I turned 11, that was 1954. I recall he paid $29.00 for it at the local hardware store, and my son and grandson cut their teeth on this hunting thing we do while using it. We've moved on to bigger and better? gear, but the old Champion still holds a place in the safe and a place in our hearts for all the enjoyment it provided us.Love .410s.
Mine is a little older than most, but I got a Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works, Champion break action .410.
Both pieces of wood are stamped with matching serial number to gun. Serial number has only 4 letters and was told only serial numbers with letters were made from 1940-1950.
I've been looking at these for my granddaughter. She pooh poohed the "scary" one with the pistol grip, but likes the regular stocked camo one.Got my daughter a Tristar .410 semi 2 years ago for waterfowl hunting so I didn’t scare her off with recoil the first season of hunting and wouldn’t you know it….. first bird she ever shot banded!
Never had a turkey come in. I've since purchased an Indian Creek Black Diamond. 390 choke tube and will start working to determine the best ammo for it.View attachment 277512 Recently purchased this Rossi & put a Red Dot on it. Only have the factory chokes and honestly the extra full is only good for 30 yards. I'll start working on getting the optimum choke/load for this gun this summer. Tomorrow I'm taking it out for my first 410 turkey hunt.