5 Best 410 Shotguns
If you are in the market for a new shotgun, you may want to consider a 410 shotgun. This shotgun is popular among hunters and shooters for its versatility, ease of use, and effectiveness in hunting small game. However, there are a few things you need to consider when buying a 410 shotgun.
Lever Action – Although many people consider it outdated the lever action shotgun is one of the more enjoyable actions in a 410 shotgun. Whether you are hunting small game or just having a good time on the range the lever action shotgun is a great choice. Due to the tube magazine a lever action 410 will give you more capacity than the other action types.
Pump Action – The pump shotgun is one of the most popular actions in history. From military use to hunting to self defense the pump action is widely considered the best all around action type. When it comes to 410 shotguns the pump action is a favorite among small game hunters.
Semi-Auto – Although the semi-auto isn’t as popular as some of the other action types on this list for 410’s there are some available. Used mostly for hunting the semi auto 410 shotgun allows hunters a quick follow up shot if needed.
Break-Open – Break open actions cover over/under, single shot, and double barrel 410 shotguns. The oldest action and widely considered the most reliable the break open is a classic that is still efficient for both hunting and sport shooting. The downside to break open actions is capacity is limited.
When choosing your next 410 shotgun you need to think about how you plan on using it. If you plan on hunting turkey, you want to be sure the chamber accommodates a 3” shell. If all you plan on doing is target shooting a 2.5” chamber will be all you need.
If you plan on shooting at range you’ll want a longer barrel. Typically 410 shotguns for turkey hunting or clay shooting have a barrel length of at least 24 inches.
When choosing your next 410 shotgun you can rest assured that MidwayUSA has the best selection of .410 shotguns. You can shop all .410 Shotguns here.
Your introduction to shotgunning could have been taught by Dad, or maybe Grandpa, by taking you out in the forest or field and patiently explaining how to shoulder it, how to lean into the gun, how to use that bead, and how to lead on a bird or rabbit. Later on, you may have graduated to something more expensive, but the memories will never be outgrown. Far too often overshadowed by the speed of a modern repeater, the truth that many already know is that a good single-shot shotgun today can still bring home fur and feathers every bit as well as it ever did, and Henry has done much better than merely “good” with these single shot shotguns.
Sharing the same action as the Henry Repeating Arms single-shot rifle, this break-top shotgun is available in .410, 20, and 12 gauge brass or steel options. The shotguns feature the same rebounding external hammer and dual-direction pivoting locking lever setup that blocks hammer contact with the firing pin unless the trigger’s pulled, and the same interlock system prevents opening the action with the hammer cocked, or closing it with the hammer cocked, as additional safety measures. Like the rifle, there’s no manual safety on these shotguns, and they wear American walnut with a solid black rubber recoil pad on the steel-framed guns, and a smooth brass buttplate on the brightly polished brass-framed models. Barrels on both are black matte finished, with the steel shotguns using a pistol-grip stock wrist and the brass guns carrying a straight English-style wrist. Unlike the rifle, though, shells are fully ejected on opening the action for a quick follow-up shot if needed, not just partially extracted. Brass beads are standard, barrel lengths are 28” in the 12 and 26” in the other two for good reach in the field, with a 14” length of pull on all three. Weights are kept down for field carry, and these shotguns are not intended to be budget entries- standards are high and you can count on them for the long run.
One choke does not fit all hunters; so all three gauges have removable chokes so you can adapt your shotguns choke and thus alter its pattern and range so your shotgun can be used effectively in a wide variety of hunting and/or shooting situations. The 12 and 20 gauge in both brass and steel ship with a Modified Choke using Rem-Choke style threads which delivers a versatile shooting pattern for shooting at 25-45 yards, ideal for squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, doves, partridges, grouse, pheasant and wild flushing quail at medium range. The .410 comes with a Full Choke with Invector style threads, giving it the most effective pattern for small game and trap.
Whether you like the simple operation, the reliable action, the nostalgia factor of hunting with a one-shot shotgun, or the uncomplicated first-gun introduction for a new shotgunner, These shotguns are built for a wide audience. They’ll put on a show you’ll enjoy for years to come.
- Interchangeable chokes
- Lightweight design for long carry in the field
- Shell ejects on opening for quick follow up shot
What Customers Are Saying
Made in the USA !
Smooth action, beefy barrel, nice stock, good trigger, great fit and finish.
A perfect turkey gun or shotgun for a youth.
Very easy to purchase from Midway !
- Easy goes it, 4/15/2019
The Browning BPS Field Pump Action Shotgun is made for field use, whether it be in the stand or at a trap shooting match. The Inflex recoil pad offers excellent comfort and the new checkering surfaces offer a superior grip. The trigger guard is slightly larger, offer an advantage when hunting with gloved hands. The floating rib allows the rib and barrel of the BPS to expand at different rates and move independently of each other. The floating rib prevents the point of impact shifts caused by barrel heating. The height of the rib gives a good view of your target. Unique to the BPS is its bottom feed and ejection port. Shells are loaded and ejected from the bottom, leaving one less port for dirt and debris to enter the action. Likewise, a left-handed shooter won't end up ejecting empty hulls into their face. Combined with the top tang safety, this gun is truly ambidextrous.
- Silver bead front sight
- Ideal for hunting/sporting clays
What Customers Are Saying
My first shotgun
I bought this shotgun with a walnut stock as my first shotgun about ten years ago. I have used it for sporting clays and hunting. It swings nicely and is accurate. I also like the bottom ejection that makes it easy for a left handed friend to use. I know there are less expensive pumps out there but I am very happy I chose the BPS.
- Doug, 9/5/2022
Browning is one of those classic, traditional companies with a long, proud history. To get to the very beginning one would have to go back to 1805, to the birth of Jonathan Browning in Tennessee. Jonathan was the father of John Moses Browning. Like many of his time he sought a life in the West, which eventually had him setting up shop as a gunmaker and gunsmith of some note in Nauvoo, Illinois and eventually brought him further West, with the Mormon pioneers to Ogden, Utah.
Henry .410 lever action shotguns are light, quick to point, and now feature side loading gates for expediently topping off the magazine while in action. Six-shot tube magazines can also be loaded through the front of the tube and unloaded rapidly without having to cycle shotshells through the action. Low in recoil and report, these shotguns match the manual of arms of the centerfire Henry rifles for the instantly familiar feel. Based on blued steel-framed .45-70 lever action, these smoothbores and chambered for 2.5” shells only to enable rapid cycling with short-throw levers. Visually, they are striking: deeply blued, dark straight-grained American walnut furniture, pistol grip wrists, checkering fore and aft, sling swivel studs, and a good thick non-slip ventilated black rubber recoil pad. Two versions are offered, the full-length and the compact. Both models work well for introducing juniors to shotgunning without off-putting heavy recoil. Depending on the task at hand, they work equally well for easing in beginner shooters and filling the specialists’ game bag or clay game scorecard. Whatever your small-bore shotgun focus is, we have it covered with these fast-handing .410 Henry lever actions.
- American Walnut stock
- Drilled and tapped for a weaver 63B scope mount
- 14" length of pull
What Customers Are Saying
This is a great little shotgun
No recoil perfect for cleaning up rats around chicken coop
Easy to load and unload with lever action
- Charlie, 4/26/2023
The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Shotgun is a fine piece of art that is great for the field or turning clays to dust. The classy black walnut stock against the silver receiver really makes this firearm standout. Whether out for a day of wingshooting or busting clays, you can’t go wrong with one of these sure-to-be popular Silver Reserve over-and-unders. Durable, reliable, and affordable, these well-appointed break-action shotguns are loaded with performance-enhancing options and details traditionally reserved for high-end double guns.
- Shell Extractors
- Logo-Engraved Receiver
- 5-Choke Field Set
- Corrosion-resistant chrome-lined barrels and chambers
- Tang-mounted Safety/Barrel Selector
- Dual locking lugs
The Tristar Viper G2 is a gas operated, semi-automatic shotgun that allows you to shoot light target loads to heavy waterfowl loads. Removable choke system that uses Beretta/Benelli Mobil threads, includes three choke tubes (IC, M, F), choke box and choke wrench. Rubber recoil pad, backed with a five-year mechanical warranty and comes shim kits standard.
- Manual E-Z Load Magazine Cut-Off
- Vent Rib w/ Matted Sight Plane
- Fiber Optic Sight
- Quick Shot Plug Removal
- Chrome-lined Chamber and Barrel
- Swivel Studs
- Shim kits standard
What Customers Are Saying
good stuff priced right
I have owned this gun for several weeks, but purchased it from a national chain. I did so because I usually need shims to create cast on and nobody but nobody supplies them until
now. Being difficult to fit, I have to have the gun in hand to try out personally, before spending dough. Guess what, I did not need shims this time. I did follow directions and fire a half dozen heavy (factory) loads first. This got everything functioning. Its set up weight and barrel length to be an upland gun so the next ammo choice was the Winchester 8 shot loads available from your local Mart. These went thru without a hitch as fast as I could shoot, just to test the gun. Then I tried some vintage Remington Shur-shots at least 60 years old, probably more. They worked fine. The paper cases smelling delightful as they burned, but splitting their full length due to old age. Patterns consistent with the three chokes supplied, all good performance, except slugs. No success there but I have other guns for slugs and
- shotgun artiste, 12/3/2019