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Capt Bart et al: Finally took the Circut Judge out for a test drive today. Indoor Range. Kept the .45 bore choke in the whole time. Nice tight group with the .45 but the .410 HD load w/ the 3 disks was awesome. Maybe it was luck, but the first shot on new paper had all 3 disks pretty tight with one in red at 15 yds. Only 9 of 12 BB's found paper but using the .45's choke that's pretty darn good. At only 5.5 lbs., I love it!

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Capt Bart et al: Finally took the Circut Judge out for a test drive today. Indoor Range. Kept the .45 bore choke in the whole time. Nice tight group with the .45 but the .410 HD load w/ the 3 disks was awesome. Maybe it was luck, but the first shot on new paper had all 3 disks pretty tight with one in red at 15 yds. Only 9 of 12 BB's found paper but using the .45's choke that's pretty darn good. At only 5.5 lbs., I love it!

 

Sounds pretty good to me. I'd be interested in one of these just for the versatility factor, and knowing that they have good accuracy makes me interested as well.

 

Out of curiosity which .410 loads did you run though it? Did you try any others than the HD loads w/ the 3 disks?

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Sounds pretty good to me. I'd be interested in one of these just for the versatility factor, and knowing that they have good accuracy makes me interested as well.

 

Out of curiosity which .410 loads did you run though it? Did you try any others than the HD loads w/ the 3 disks?

 

 

CCSir: They are the Winchester HD loads (I forget the acronym on the box). I bought some target loads but wasn't allowed to shoot them at the indoor range.

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Considered this for some time now and don’t think bugging out on foot and bring 3-4 guns and a supply of ammo for each is going to happen unless your part Sherpa. Especially when you factor in all the other gear you’ll have. One pistol of choice and a long gun preferably using same ammo.

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Let us know how you like it. I've looked at them as well. If you decide on a pistol, then the Judge matches the Circuit Judge and you have both a .45 and a .410 rifle and pistol.

 

Is the Circuit Judge rifled or smooth bore. I think they come either way but I'm not sure. Just curious as to what you have.

 

New to the board. Been lurking and couldn't resist posting on this subject. I have a Circuit Judge too, and love it. All purpose, light, multi-shot, multi-ammo. I've only used mine at our private range, but I've had good results with every ammo and up to about 25 yards (much further with the .45 LCs). Bought it for use as home defense, hunting, and varmints. Powerful enough to take down a bear, but easy enough to shoot that my 11 year old granddaughter can handle it. I would recommend to anyone.

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New to the board. Been lurking and couldn't resist posting on this subject. I have a Circuit Judge too, and love it. All purpose, light, multi-shot, multi-ammo. I've only used mine at our private range, but I've had good results with every ammo and up to about 25 yards (much further with the .45 LCs). Bought it for use as home defense, hunting, and varmints. Powerful enough to take down a bear, but easy enough to shoot that my 11 year old granddaughter can handle it. I would recommend to anyone.

 

Stoneoak,

Welcome to the forum. I appreciate the input on the Judge/Circuit Judge - they do look like good weapons to me. I don't "need" one but they do look like good systems.

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Okay, so everyone agrees that ammo is heavy. I've broken out my load as follows

LBE with ready ammo for my XD40, .38 4.5" and Mossberg 500. Additionally it has 3L Camalbak,2 1qt G.I. canteens, improved buttpack with the the loose ammo (100 rnds .40 cal, 50 rnds.38 cal and 50 mixed rnds 12 ga. and basic survail gear(fire starting, H2O pureifacation, energy bars, etc,etc...). Hanging off that is two thigh pads; right side 40. and surefire flashlight, left side IFAK and K-Bar and ASP Baton(My one less than lethal option)

 

In the BOB goes all the stuff to live the "planned" travel time. Week's worth of MREs, entrenching tool, changes of clothes, socks and underwear, rain gear, sleeping gear, etc, etc,...

 

This set up is approx. 75lbs. The load is heavy but that is the foot bail plan. The vehicle plan weights in at over 1.5 tons. The BOB can be stashed and retrieved without leaving me unarmed or underarmed. The way I figure it I could go 36-48 hours on LBE and up to 10-12 days on my total set up.

 

I am in decent health and have good stamina. I am just planning on have to change regions not a complete and total breakdown. The overall plan is bug in.

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