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Posted: 9/9/2004 2:53:22 PM EDT
A friend told me that a 44 mag can be fired from a .410 single shot break open... is this true? I know its probably not the safest thing to do but is it possible?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:55:05 PM EDT
Nope, he's thinking of a .45 Colt. I would only do this in guns where it is marked okay to do so.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:08:47 PM EDT
I just talked to a clerk at a gun shop and he told me the same thing about a 410 break open will shoot a 44 mag . They are both a rimmed cartridge .

I have never tried it .
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:47:44 PM EDT
Do not try firing 44 Mag in a firearm chambered in .410. 44 Mag ammo is loaded to a pressure level that is more than twice what a .410 or 45 Colt is loaded to.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:50:49 AM EDT
I have a friend that shots .454 out of his Rossi .410/45 LC single shot rifle all the them. That cant be good....chamber pressure wise.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:10:18 AM EDT
Isn't .410 a caliber? What's the dimension of a .44 Mag? (.429?)

I've dropped a piece of empty .44 brass in my break action .410 once just to see if it would fit...it did. I wouldn't try to fire on out of it though.
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