301 compact ?

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301 compact ?

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Interested In getting a 410 setup for next season. Looking at the savage 301. Has anyone compared the compact 22" barrel vs the 26" barrel. Interested in getting one but don't want to sacrifice any pattern loss being a 410.
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I was eye balling the Rossi compact, the 18.5 barrel is scary short! Love the idea of a sub 3lb gun!
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I’m no help to your specific question but I do have an old h&r single shot 410 barrel at Sumtoy now being chopped to 18” and threaded. Also adding a fastfire. Hoping to make it a handy gun to carry mainly when I’m calling for someone else

Can’t wait to try it out - but have no idea how it will do
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From what I’ve tested
The short barrels give up nothing on killabillity

They can pattern awesome

I have built 2 short barrel Mossberg 410’s that are short and compact
Just match the gun with the choke and load for perfection
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Hoobilly, what kind of velocity is lost going to shorter barrel. Got one, no chronograph, just curious?
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I have checked a couple of .410 loads over the chronograph to see the difference between a 26" barrel and an 18.5". The old rule of thumb of 5fps loss per inch of barrel is almost spot on in my comparisons. I showed 40-50 fps less velocity on the short barrel than in the 26. The patterns in the short barrel are amazing.
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i ended up buying the 26" . anyone know where i should start with a choke. will be shooting foxtrot or apex which ever is available
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Indian Creek in either a 390 or 385. I went with the 390 because I wanted a little forgiveness, but I may try a 385 this summer just to compare.
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Anyone know where I can even find a indian creek choke?
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Call them direct!
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I did sold out
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Midwestgunworks has a .385 IC in stock last time I looked.
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will check thank you
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I've got the compact in the 20-gauge flavor. I really like it, as it's nice and lightweight.
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