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Can You Shoot .410 Shotshells From a .45/70 Rifle? Check This Out

.410 shotshells from a .45/70 rifle

Can the diminutive .410 shotshell be used in a .45/70 rifle?

Well, this shooter on Youtube is about to find out. Witness and see if you can shoot .410 shotshells from a .45/70 rifle.

Many of us have heard you can shoot a .410 shotshell from a .45/70 rifle. Is this true? What’ll happen if you do? Well, YouTuber The Emporium is taking on the experiment.

Well, the shotshell fits in the chamber of this single shot .45/70 rifle. It will also fire, but with donut-shaped patterns due to the rifled barrel. Oh those case heads sure do bulge. In his last shot the firing pin actually pierced the primer. This shows us that you should not try this ever.

Always only fire the cartridges or shells that are suggested by the manufacturer. Save the experiments for the guys that like to push the limits on Youtube.

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Can You Shoot .410 Shotshells From a .45/70 Rifle? Check This Out