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Model 1910 .401
September 5, 2019
10:58 pm
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I am looking to acquire a model 1910 more as a shooter than as a collector. I have read that they have a reputation for heavy recoil and can be "unpleasant" to fire off a bench rest. Can anyone with first hand experience comment? I don't really want to buy something that I will not want to shoot. The rifle I am interested in does not appear to have had much use and is reasonably priced.

Charlie

September 5, 2019
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A few shots off a bench to check your zero might be a bit uncomfortable but it's a far cry from zeroing a belted magnum. I believe you will enjoy shooting it from a standing/leaning position. They have kind of a unique report, similar to a large bore handgun. Mine is not one of my regular shooters but I do enjoy busting a few bricks with it now and then. I've got it slated to fill a doe tag this fall. The ammo is cost prohibitive, the .406 jacketed slugs run a dollar apiece and the brass is pretty spendy also. If you buy modern loaded ammo it's going to run you about $3.00 a pop. I've thought about using some cast slugs for plinking as a more economical substitute but have not gotten around to it yet. Just my take on it...…..

 

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September 6, 2019
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Erin, thanks for your reply. I feel better about getting the rifle now. I know the ammo is very expensive but if I do do want to shoot more I'll handload.

Charlie

September 7, 2019
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Here you go Charlie.  It is a pretty nice rifle compared to a lot I have seen.  But you will have to act quickly!  https://www.proxibid.com/Estate-Personal-Property/Personal-Property/Winchester-Model-1910SL-Self-Loading-401cal-Rifle/lotInformation/49914960

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September 7, 2019
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Michael, thanks for the link. That rifle looks pretty good from the pictures but no written description and no magazine makes me wonder. I have a line on another piece for more $ but it is complete with no damage and just minor finish wear. I have until tomorrow to decide.

Charlie

September 7, 2019
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morsece said
I am looking to acquire a model 1910 more as a shooter than as a collector. I have read that they have a reputation for heavy recoil and can be "unpleasant" to fire off a bench rest. Can anyone with first hand experience comment? I don't really want to buy something that I will not want to shoot. The rifle I am interested in does not appear to have had much use and is reasonably priced.

Charlie  

It's been quite a few years since I've shot a .401.  I recall it wasn't remarkable as far as recoil.  Remember, these are fairly heavy rifles, which helps. 

October 5, 2019
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Charlie,

when you get your rifle please send me the particulars so I can add it to the 1910 Winchester data base.  With regards to your question, I thought the recoil was very manageable with the 401.  My Remington Model 81 in 300 Savage was much worse.  Sold it.

john

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October 6, 2019
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John,

I am still looking for a Model 1910. I have passed on a couple for various reasons. If and when I finally get one I will give you the info. I did manage to get a nice 1957 Model 07. It wasn't cheap but I am happy with it. I am waiting for ammo so I haven't fired it yet and I still have to check the buffer. Funny you mention the Remington. Way back in the late sixties I tried a friend's 81 in .35rem and remember the recoil as being "unpleasant".

Charlie

October 7, 2019
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The 1907 is a great rifle.  I have four of them. 

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