I took my new JC hunting today. I patterned the gun at the range yesterday and I really liked what it did at 25 yards. The gun performed perfectly. The follow-up shots were easy to make. To all of you who thinks 410 is not enough of a gun for bird hunting – it is ENOUGH. Three of the birds were taken down with the first shot and the rest with the follow-up. Even my buddy (the dog owner) was very skeptical at first. He though that the idea of having the revolver was silly alone and that it is 410 was a matter of a laugh to him, but then he changed his mind and actually is very impressed with this little carbine. I think it just might become my primary uplander I had a ton of fun. We did about 9 miles and got 11 birds.
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.410's have been around along time. I've hunted with them for years growing up, No complaints from me.
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Cheers!Originally Posted by chicharrones™
Good hunting! nothing wrong with a .410 for bird hunting.. though I would steer clear of ostriches, 'em 'r biguns and mean!
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Did you have plugs in the cylinder so you could only use three chambers or does your state allow a higher capacity? Just curious how you thought of the plugged cylinders if you used them.
Hey Ace,Originally Posted by Ace
In Virginia you do not need plugs for upland birds. I beleive only migratory birds require the plugs. Sorry I could not answer your question.
No worries, in my state the bird mag restriction is three and was just wondering if anybody has tried hunting with the judge like that.
I had no problem cycling the action with the plugs in at home. In all of my downed birds there were no need to have more than 2 rounds so far, so I think if you are not a horrible shot, then three shells should do per one bird.Originally Posted by Ace