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I have a 410 over and under on its way. And I was just wondering. What shell size and shot size? The 410 Shooters use on rabbits.
 

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Enos, I've always used 3 inch #6 or #5 copper plated. I strictly use a 28 ga now days but I still use the same shot size #5 or 6 copper plated.
I think I have a box of .410 in my dog box 3 inch #6 you can try them if you would like.
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A .410 is an effective shotgun if you can account for its smaller payload. I always hunted with 6’s to insure decent penetration for the rounds that hit.

if you take longer shots, 4’s will penetrate better, but your pattern will suffer.

In a pinch I have used 7.5 skeet loads for rabbits, but at short range they created more holes, and at long range lacked penetration.

Another idea is to pattern several different brands at your usual shooting distance and see how they perform in YOUR gun. Not all shells pattern with true same density or at the same area of impact.
 
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