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Rossi .410 Firearms

Rossi has been providing shooters with affordable and flexible  Match Pair single-shot long guns for some time now. Recently, they added the Matched Pair Pistol, which arrives with a .45 Colt/.410 combo barrel and a second barrel for shooting .22 Long Rifle.


Rossi’s .410 long gun offerings include the Rio Grande, a lever-action shot gun inspired by the Winchester Model 94, and the .45 Colt/ .410 Circuit Judge, which is a long gun based on the Taurus Judge revolver.                                                          

.410 Buckshot Loads

Buckshot loads are intended for self defense. In keeping with this ammunition’s purpose, Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets were used for these tests in place of the smaller snake targets.                                                         

.410 Birdshot Loads

Birdshot loads are ideal for dispatching snakes and vermin at close range. To simulate pest control situations, 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Targets attached to 8 ½" x 11" sheets of paper were set at 6-foot and 10-foot intervals. Pellet counts for each load included the entire sheet of paper, not just the bulls-eye. The one exception is the Federal .410 Handgun round loaded with #4 Birdshot. Since  this round is marketed for self defense, it was tested in a defensive role using 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets.

.410 Bird Shot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Full Choke Installed

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

5”

Group

15 ft

7”

Group

20 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

7½”

Group

15 ft

10½”

Group

20 ft

Cylinder Bore Choke Installed

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

15”

Group

15 ft

18”

Group

20 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

12”

Group

15 ft

18”

Group

20 ft

.410 Buckshot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern


Target

Full Choke Installed

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2½" Group

15 ft

5¼" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

7" Group

15 ft

12" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

4" Group

15 ft

5" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

3" Group

15 ft

3½" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1¼" Group

15 ft

1½ " Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

5½" Group

15 ft

9½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2½" Group

15 ft

4" Group

20 ft

Cylinder Bore Choke Installed

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1½" Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4" Group

15 ft

5½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3½" Group

15 ft

5" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

7" Group

15 ft

13" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

½" Group

15 ft

¾" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

4½" Group

15 ft

5½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

5½" Group

15 ft

6" Group

20 ft

Rossi Circuit Judge:

3” Chamber, 18.5” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:

Matched Pair Pistol (.45 Colt/.410)

Circuit Judge (.45 Colt/.410)

Rio Grande (2½ .410 Shells Only)

.410 Bird Shot Loads (Choke Installed)         (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

6" Group (100%)

15 ft

8" Group (100%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

5.5" Group (100%)

15 ft

6" Group (100%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

5" Group (100%)

15 ft

7 ½" Group (100%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

5" Group (100%)

15 ft

7" Group (100%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

6" Group (100%)

15 ft

8" Group 201 (87%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

5 ½" Group (100%)

15 ft

10" Group, 139 (93%)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

8" Group (100%)

15 ft

9" Group, 81 (90%)

20 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

6" Group (100%)

15 ft

8 ½" Group (100%)

20 ft

.410 Buckshot Loads  (Choke Installed)         (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern


Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

3" Group

15 ft

4½" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

3" Group

15 ft

3½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

1" Group

15 ft

3½" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

2" Group

15 ft

2½" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

4" Group

15 ft

5" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3½" Group

15 ft

7" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3" Group

15 ft

3½" Group

20 ft

Rossi Matched Pair Pistol:

3” Chamber, 11” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:


Note: The Circuit Judge arrives with two removable choke tubes. The straight-rifled choke is for use with .410 shot shells only and is referred to as the Full Choke in the tables. In order to safely fire .45 Colt loads, the thread protector sleeve must be installed. The sleeve is referred to as the Cylinder Bore Choke in the tables.

Rossi Rio Grande :

2½” Chamber, 20” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:


Defensive Loads                                   (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

 100% (58)

5” Group

15 ft

 100% (58)

7” Group

20 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1" Group

15 ft

1 ½" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1 ¼ " Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

2" Group

15 ft

2 ½" Group

20 ft

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