We have a older seaway 410 single shot shotgun and would like to put a scope on it. Can someone recommend how to drill and tap it for a scope?
Take it to a gunsmith if you want it done right,if you insist on doing it yourself go slow and double check everything so you don't do irreversible damage to the gun.You will only be able to put a very short base on the barrel due to the taper that starts just ahead of the chamber.You should be able to use an aim point type sight but a real scope will be to long.You should make a fixture to hold the barrel level and use a drill press,don't drill the holes to deep and use good quality taps for threading the holes.Seek advice from everyone you can before starting this project,it is very doable but you cant leave any room for error. Good luck Dennis
that may work but dont get to worried
Why? A .410 is only good to about 30 yards tops for any type of hunting scenario requiring a scope. I would assume deer sized game being shot at with the thing.
ive gotten my first 5 deer with my 410 and 1 of them was at least 80yards it shoots dead on at 100yrds you should try one before you open your mouth with out hunting with one
My daughter killed her first deer (6point) 80yards away. At 150 yards it is deadly.
as a licensed ffl gunsmith / avid re-loader for 30 years
I am being polite as possible. hand to hold 20" or more for bullet drop, pray no wind, due to 410 slug has no rifling in the barrel
the shell does not hold enough **** to reach that far. and
may get a sight/mount over the chamber where the metal is thicker
go spend 200.00 and get the kid a handi rifle by H&R
why hit one with that 410 a suffer a slow painful death
and last but not least, as far as getting bared from the sight ,,,,you my friend are full uf it, if you get cut you bleed brown and it sticks
now with all that said , you are full of ****, no sights on the weapon,no way to judge target the animal.if I was there I probably would have turner you for impersonating a hunter
I have tried one, and shooting a deer with a .410 is irresponsible and unethical at best. The one ballistic problem the 410 slug does have is a horrible BC usually ranging in the 0.045-0.07. This means the slug bleeds energy down range extremely fast. This must be kept in mind when going after animal approaching deer size. Range must be kept short because although you start with respectable amounts of killing power it slips away quickly as the range increases.
Its kind of like comparing throwing a shoe box against a football,i agree the 410 slug is only good for up close and personal use and that is only after you determine there is nothing else available,i cant imagine life without my 410 but if i could only have one gun that wouldn't be it.
I do not believe shooting a deer with a .410 is irresponsible or unethical.
I had a very young and timid son of a friend that longed to go hunting with me. We finally dug out the .410 and practiced until he was comfortable and accurate at 20 yards. We set up a ground blind on a funnel between his creek and a thicket, 20 yards being our max distance. He took a doe at 6 yards, she dropped in 40 yards while we watched with a hole behind her left shoulder.
I know several adults who do not practice with their 12 gauges, muzzleloaders, rifles or crossbows....that is unethical and irresponsible!
Good Hunting, Matt
A 410 is a great little bugout gun to have in your bugout bag as a small game getter and in a life saving situation using it to take down a deer would not be unethical but you had better be good at tracking a blood trail.If its all you have its going to have to do but it is in no way a go to deer gun.
In the past I have used Winchester and Federal .410 slugs. These are usually rifled led rounds here in Australia and are expensive $8.00 AUD for 5 shots. I have shot targets dead on at 85 meters and i have found it an extremely accurate round at this range. These slugs drop wild board often faster than my 6.5 x 55 Mauser at close 50 meter range! Due to having a back and neck injury I have had to use a single shot .410 as its too difficult to carry the old Mauser. Its a challenge to reload the .410 quickly as the ejector doesn't function so well but its a devastating hunting tool at closer range. I wouldn't consider this unethical at all out to 80-125 meters. Its often about the placement of the shot and even higher calibers when not hitting vital organs could be considered unethical.
I have an old Stevens model 940 single shot with the side lever break open and spring loaded ejector that shucks the empty's out about 10 feet when you break it open,its a 3"chamber with an extremely thin barrel but I'm not sure if it would take magnum shells so i just stick with the standard .410s and it works just fine.The barrel is stamped "selected forged steel proof tested.410 gauge 3 inch chamber" the OD at the chamber end is 1 1/16" and the OD at muzzle is 1/2"do you know anything about these shotguns and if they can safely use magnum shells?
i have a model 183T 3 shot and you're right, loaded with the correct slug its dead on at 100 yards
Like what u said ,I've killed plenty deer with my for ,I shoot 3" Winchester x slug in mine 1800 fps is does good