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A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel #208363 10/06/2020 2:59 PM
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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.

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: karl] #208365 10/06/2020 4:19 PM
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Great shooting!


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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: REDHAWK1954] #208366 10/06/2020 4:34 PM
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Congratulations!


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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: Russell] #208368 10/06/2020 6:02 PM
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Thats awesome


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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: KYODE] #208369 10/06/2020 6:11 PM
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You had a better day then I..... Wonderful


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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jamesfromjersey] #208373 10/06/2020 11:48 PM
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Great job.

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: ruger4570] #208375 10/07/2020 12:22 AM
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very nicely done! grouse are tasty.


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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: dave thomas] #208380 10/07/2020 1:31 AM
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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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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: Memtb460] #208381 10/07/2020 11:03 AM
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Good going man!

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: racksmasher1] #208382 10/07/2020 12:22 PM
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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

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jcp161] #208383 10/07/2020 1:47 PM
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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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Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: dave thomas] #208385 10/07/2020 2:41 PM
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Congrats! That's awesome fun and great eating.

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: RBO21] #208389 10/07/2020 4:44 PM
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So cool! I have it on my list to try different types of bird hunting with a handgun.

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: RH Custom Guns] #208410 10/09/2020 10:12 AM
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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.

Re: A Trio of Grouse with the 45/410 barrel [Re: jcp161] #208422 10/10/2020 1:06 AM
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Awesome!


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