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    Rossi Circuit Judge / Taurus .410 Slug Ammo

    Hey Guys,

    I just joined today. I have a new "made by Taurus" Rossi Circuit Judge. Rossi USA Same as the Taurus Judge but in a rifle. I called Rossi and they said you can use any .410 ammo in the gun. Other posts on here say the same thing about the Taurus Judge. My question is since I have a 18.5 rifled barrel, can I use a rifled slug without F***ing up the barrel? My common sense says no because a rifled slug is used in a smooth-bore. A sabot slug goes in a rifled barrel. Does anyone have good advice on this? Winchester, Federal, and Remington do not make a .410 Sabot. Only Russian Silver Bear has a .410 sabot. Is the Russian ammo decent?

    Thanks,

    Jeremy

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    In 410 ammo, I say, stay with shot shells, or 000 buck? If you need a slug, go with 45lc, the barrel was designed for that cartridge, and you get better accuracy. Slugs or Sabot do not fit tightly in the barrel and will not be accurate. (think keyholing).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    In 410 ammo, I say, stay with shot shells, or 000 buck? If you need a slug, go with 45lc, the barrel was designed for that cartridge, and you get better accuracy. Slugs or Sabot do not fit tightly in the barrel and will not be accurate. (think keyholing).
    This. There is no point to using .410 slugs in a .45/.410 gun .

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    I agree with the other two posters about the advantages of 000 or 45LC over 410 slugs.

    As far as the russian Silver bear Ammo goes, the steel cases expand in the chamber and are VERY difficult to eject. I had read that was the case but had to find out for myself. It is true. I had to use a dowel and hammer to get them out (this was in my magnum judge, not a circuit judge, but I would think it would be the same).

    DDuplex Dupo 7 410 may be a slug load option for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindenwood View Post
    This. There is no point to using .410 slugs in a .45/.410 gun .
    What he said.

    .410 slug = ~87.5 gr.
    .45 Colt bullet = ~250 gr.

    Seems a no-brainer to me.
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    I up the anty more 255 grain LSWC vs a 87.5 grain chunck of lead easy math there.
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    And further, while the standard .45C loads aren't as fast as a .410 slug out of a long gun, the .45 loads will be so much more accurate that your chances of hitting what you want past, say, 50 yards, will actually increase significantly.

    However, especially out of a long gun, the .410 000 loads are quite a bit more potent at close range the .45C.

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    If I were using it for home defense, etc. I would take a look at Winchester's PDX-1 -- wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that load!
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    I have the Rossi Circuit Judge in blue, same as thejudge magnum with a 3" chamber. I got it for xmas and I took it outshooting yesterday for the first time, wow was I impressed. The 45 colt shellswhere accurate and had very little kick. The 410 shells were a different story.Russian Silver Bear 3”magnum shells. They are a very powerful round, abouttwice that the kick of a 45 colt 255gr cowboy load but, they expand in the 45colt portion of the cylinder when fired and have a tendency to stick in thechambers or split. I fired 10 rounds and all of them stuck and one split fromthe neck of the 45colt to about an inch down the case towards the rim. Isuggest to only firing plastics, not any full case 410 shells.

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    I'd been researching .410 ballistics in consideration of a saiga .410 purchase which I could convert to ak style. This is what I found. This little 410 bore is quite capable Quite impressive near .45-70 ballistics from a .410 load. Check out the whole website. Amazing what's out there if yopu hunt enough. Now, I just wonder how one of those loads would work in a Circuit Judge. The accuracy in their rifled .410 barrels is great.

 

 
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