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.45 long Colt vs .410 slug

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Winchester makes lever action .410's that will handle Foster-style slugs.

They also make .45 Long Colt versions.

I know that many .410 weapons will also handle .45 Long Colt.

So, what's the difference between a .410 slug and a .45 bullet? What are the advantages of each? Range? Projectile weight?
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tanksoldier said:
Winchester makes lever action .410's that will handle Foster-style slugs.

They also make .45 Long Colt versions.

I know that many .410 weapons will also handle .45 Long Colt.

So, what's the difference between a .410 slug and a .45 bullet? What are the advantages of each? Range? Projectile weight?
I've always thought of the 45 Colt in combo with the 454 in the same way that the 38sp relates to the 357 magnum. OR the 45 Colt in a stand alone role either in lever action or SA.

But 45 Colt and 410? That to me is the combo for a specialized firearm: A stack barrel hideout derringer for close up work and due to recoil & short barrels, not a lot of plinking! I'd think the advantage is the large bore when up "in your face" might tend to defuse certain situations. OTOH, if you had to shoot, it'd be sure to do a creditable job at point blank range in the cranial vault.
 
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