FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Ammo FAQCan you shoot 45 long colt in a 410 shotgun?
Jermaine Jones asked 6 days ago
Can you shoot 45 long colt in a 410 shotgun?

5 Answers
Cruz Staff answered 6 days ago

Technically, you could shoot 45 long colts in a 410 shotgun, but it would not be a very effective way to use either cartridge. The 45 longs colt is a larger round and has more stopping power than the 410 shotgun shell. So shooting the 45 longs colt in a 410 shotgun would essentially be like using a small cannon to shoot squirrels. You would be much better off using the larger round for hunting bigger game and using the 410 shotgun for smaller prey.

Antony Staff answered 6 days ago

It is possible to shoot a 45 Long Colt cartridge in a 410 shotgun, but it is not advisable. The combination of the slow .45 Long Colt cartridge and the fast 410 shotgun can lead to cycling problems with the gun, as well as potentially inaccurate shooting.

Can you shoot 45 long colt in a 410 shotgun?

Additionally, the recoil from firing a 45 Long Colt in a 410 shotgun can be quite severe. For these reasons, it is usually recommended that shooters stick to using either .45 Long Colt or 410 shotgun cartridges separately, rather than combining them in one weapon.

Olson Staff answered 6 days ago

Yes, you can shoot 45 long colts in a 410 shotgun. The recoil will be significantly more pronounced than if shooting the 45-long colt cartridge alone, but the 410 shotgun will still be able to chamber and fire the round. It’s important to keep in mind that the 410 shotgun is not as powerful as a standard rifle or pistol chambered in 45-long colts, so shots at longer distances may not be as accurate as the smaller gauge shotgun.

Can you shoot 45 long colt in a 410 shotgun?

Jordan Staff answered 6 days ago
It is possible to shoot 45 long colts in a 410 shotgun, though it is not recommended. The recoil of the 410 shotgun when shooting 45 long colt rounds can be quite powerful and may cause damage to both the firearm and the person shooting it. Additionally, the accuracy of the shot may be reduced when using a 410 shotgun to shoot 45 long colt rounds.

Lewis Staff answered 6 days ago

Yes. A 410 shotgun can fire a 45 longs colt cartridge. However, the recoil from the larger cartridge may be too much for some shotguns. Additionally, the 410 shotgun shells are not as powerful as the 45 long colt cartridges, so you may not be able to achieve the same level of accuracy or range with a 410 shotgun.

Can you shoot 45 long colt in a 410 shotgun?