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A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel

Posted By: karl

A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 2:59 PM

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.
Posted By: REDHAWK1954

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 4:19 PM

Great shooting!
Posted By: Russell

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 4:34 PM

Congratulations!
Posted By: KYODE

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 6:02 PM

Thats awesome
Posted By: jamesfromjersey

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 6:11 PM

You had a better day then I..... Wonderful
Posted By: ruger4570

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/06/2020 11:48 PM

Great job.
Posted By: dave thomas

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 12:22 AM

very nicely done! grouse are tasty.
Posted By: Memtb460

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 1:31 AM

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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memtb
Posted By: racksmasher1

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 11:03 AM

Good going man!
Posted By: jcp161

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 12:22 PM

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
Posted By: dave thomas

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 1:47 PM

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.
Posted By: RBO21

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 2:41 PM

Congrats! That's awesome fun and great eating.
Posted By: RH Custom Guns

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/07/2020 4:44 PM

So cool! I have it on my list to try different types of bird hunting with a handgun.
Posted By: ruger4570

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/09/2020 10:12 AM

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.
Posted By: jajwrigh

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel - 10/10/2020 1:06 AM

Awesome!
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