410 Steel load perfomance

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  1. Huntsprig

    Huntsprig Elite Refuge Member

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    I love my 20 ga 11-48.

    Dad bought it for me about fifty years ago for $70.00 and it came with six boxes of shells.

    Bought a IC barrel for it a few years ago so I could use steel shot.
     
  2. Mrs.10GAGENUT

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    My 16 gauge 11-48 has a fixed modified barrel, so far it seems to work pretty good with steel.
     
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    One of my cousins has a 12 gauge 11-48. I've shot maybe half a dozen shells through it, kicks like a mule!
     
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    They have a friction ring assembly in the tube in front of the recoil spring, but are supposed to be self adjusting, maybe check that out and see if it's worn. From what Remington recommended use no oil on or near the friction rings in the 11-48.
     
  5. Billy Bob

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    I got a chance to shoot the rem 1100 .410 today. Recoil was unbelievably light with the steel, far less than I expected. Great news to me because now I know I can still hunt with a gun no matter what its limitations are. I only shot with the modified tube as I just wanted to judge the recoil. I did shoot the pattern paper a couple times to get an idea. I'm sure the 3" steel 6's will work to 20 yards with the modified but more patterning with the full choke to come later this week. I will try to get a few pics. I shot some 11/16oz lead ammo and the increase in recoil was considerable, enough to make me say I will keep the shot charge to 1/2oz with lead or any tungsten based shot.
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    2 1/2 shells are pretty much all you'll need.
     
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  8. Billy Bob

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    I would agree with that if it were a 20ga 3/4oz #6 or a 12ga 1oz #6. The 3/8oz of 6's only has 110 pellets, too thin to work beyond 25 yards. I will know for sure when I pattern the full rem choke but I'm near 100% sure that 25 yards is max range for the pattern density needed.
     
  9. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve shot dozens of ducks using the .410 and steel 6s out to thirty yards including one shot kills on a 30 yard crossing merganser and a blue bill.

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    A full choke Remington 1100 .410 should be perfect if you have to double tap before the bird hits the water.
     
  10. Billy Bob

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    If you can do that you are, you're lucky. I wouldn't even consider trying a 30 yard shot after seeing what the pattern with the mod tube was at 25. I'll be looking to decrease my first shot range to 15 yards. Shouldn't be too hard to do, a little more though about how the birds will approach the rig and improve my raffia cover if I can. I want dead birds with no double tap.
     
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