Thursday, December 22, 2011

H&R Tamer .410 Shotgun - The Quick Take-Down for Stealth Mode

The H&R Tamer .410 makes a really great pack gun. It breaks down simply and quickly with the removal of only one screw on the forend which can be accomplished with just a simple multi-tool. Survival is all about keeping things simple.

Once the forend has been removed from the barrel, the H&R Tamer .410 shotgun comes apart quickly into two basic parts. Merely press the release lever and unhook the barrel from the front pin on the receiver. The forend acts as a sort of locking mechanism to hold the barrel in place on the front pivot pin of the receiver.

This leaves you with the receiver with the buttstock attached and the barrel. Reattaching the forend to the barrel keeps all the parts together without having to worry about losing the screw that attaches the forend to the barrel. The shotgun can be used quickly by merely re-hooking the barrel on the front pin of the receiver and is still functional even without the forend attached to the barrel.

This reduces the shotgun to two basic components that are relatively short and will fit easily into most regular size backpacks. The H&R Tamer also reassembles in a matter of seconds and quite easily if needed by simply reversing the original process.

Got pack gun for Stealth mode?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

This is a great little gun. Very nice thing about those single and double barrels break barrels, they take down so easily. A paintball gun case is available for those short guns if you prefer.

Some years ago, I had Ace Dube from MCA Sales make me a .22 Hornet barrel sleeve for a .410, just for grins. It loads really slow, but is surprisingly accurate - I think I'd do better with more than a course bead sight.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 11:57

I also have an H&R .410 with the conventional wooden stock and a longer barrel but it's not the "weather-resistant" style of my Tamer. I also have a NEF 20 gauge in the Pardner configuration that breaks down in a similar fashion.

Although they are fairly lightweight shotguns, the recoil on a .410 is still quite manageable.

Thanks anon.

Have a Merry Christmas!


Mike P. said...

Not all .410 slugs are equal, so choose wisely.

I once tested .410 slugs on a beef brisket. I let the brisket sit until it was at the ambient 72 degree temp.

From a 20" smoothbore .410 double I fired Remington (Slugger), Winchester (Super-X) and Brenneke (Silver) slugs.

The Brenneke were the only slugs to penetrate through the 7" of meat and imbed in the tree behind. The other two simply deformed into flat slivers of metal that penetrated less than 3".

Based on my tests I would choose the Brenneke for any serious use. Everyone should test their ammunition in some type of realistic test.

Not also that there is also the "cut shell" method of making birdshot cartridge into an improvised slug.

riverwalker said...

To: Mike P.

I've encountered similar results using .410 slugs but the Brenneke slugs are harder to come by in my area.

Thanks for the reminder.


riverwalker said...

To: Mike P.

Forgot to add that the "wax shell" method is a lot safer than the "cut shell" method if you plan on making an "improvised" slug from bird shot.


Anonymous said...

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