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The 32 gauge is a shotgun gauge with a bore diameter of .526-inch, thus smaller than the 28-gauge but more powerful than the .410. Dating to the 1880s 32-gauge shotshells were loaded in the U.S. until the 1940s. Rarely seen in the United States today the mild little 32-gauge still has some following in Europe; ammunition is still loaded, and the 32-gauge remains fairly popular in Italy. The case length is 2.5 inches, with the standard load holding 1/2-ounce of shot. Although technically more powerful than the .410, lack of popularity has precluded load development, so as currently loaded the 32-gauge is not as effective as the .410 with modern ammunition.
410 bore Ammo About The .410 bore Ammo is considered one of the smallest caliber used for shotgun shells. The .410 bore Ammo was designed and manufactured in 1874 in the United Kingdom. The .410 bore Ammo became popular around 1900, and at that time, it was recommended to be used as naturalists, garden guns, and walking stick guns. While the .410 bore Ammo was inferior to 12-gauge shotgun Ammo for defensive use, many companies market defensive guns chambered in the .410 bore Ammo. The small size of this bullet makes it popular for use in small firearms that are carried for emergencies and mostly are guns of different combinations. The similarities between the .410 bore Ammo, and the .45 Colt Ammo allowed this cartridge's unusual applications. The .410 bore Ammo has an overall length of 2″, 2+1/2″, 3″, and the bullet diameter measures 10.4mm [slug]. The lightest variant of the .410 bore Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,780 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,043.1 J. Manufacturer Eley Brothers designed and produced the .410 bore Ammo, and the shell is still manufactured today. Uses The .410 bore Ammo is loaded with shotshells that a most suited for small game hunting and pest control, making it a good choice for garden hunting. People still use it for self-defense.