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Dougr6

Bearcat
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Caney Ks.
Has anyone shot both .45 rounds and .410 birdshot
through the .45 Choke?
I realize the pattern might spread out sooner with the larger
Choke.
It sure would be convienient not to have to switch each time!
I don't plan on shooting maybe 100 shots per year through her.
What do you guys think?
 

flatgate

Hawkeye
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Star Valley, WY
Well,

I've been a Ruger Collector for quite a few years. I have NO frigging idea what you are talking about.........

:D

flatgate
 

SBH4628

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Indiana
Single shot pistol/May want to take your choke out for lead bullets. Size could vary from .451 to .454. Had a TC Contender 45/410 a few years ago....manual stated remove choke for lead bullets :D
 

s4s4u

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Dougr6":3krtid7f said:
Has anyone shot both .45 rounds and .410 birdshot
through the .45 Choke?
I realize the pattern might spread out sooner with the larger
Choke.
It sure would be convienient not to have to switch each time!
I don't plan on shooting maybe 100 shots per year through her.
What do you guys think?

If you shoot shot without the choke installed the pattern will spread like the flu. The rifling spins the shot cup and it will pattern all of 5 feet at 5 yards, at 20 yards you'll have a 20+ foot pattern, worthless. If you shoot a 45 slug through the choke it will tumble and keyhole the target, obviously zero accuracy and if using a solid copper or FMJ could damage the choke/barrel. You MUST remove the choke for bullets and install for shot, period.
 

contender

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Lake Lure NC USA
Welcome to the Forum.
I think a lot of us aren't familiar with the gun in question. I too thought of the Llama when I saw this post. Details on the gun,, (especially pics) please. We love to learn something new!
 

mohavesam

Hawkeye
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Rugerville, AZ
Wow, how long before they get hit with a trademark lawsuit?

the Single shot looks interesting. Are they in use among silhouette or target shooters?
 

BlkHawk73

Hunter
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Maine
Have talked with (worked with also) people that have shot these and from what I recall, in or out, shot or bullet, it's still a wide open pattern after shooting. Just weren't exactly up to par in performance in those it followed (Competitor, TC, etc)
 

Dougr6

Bearcat
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Nov 16, 2009
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Caney Ks.
Thanks S4S4U thats the info. I was needin!
I guess I'll leave the .45 choke on when shooting all but birdshot.
Merry Christmas to all!
 
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