Dan the goose slayer wrote:
Hello all I am wanting a 10 gauge. I have narrowed it down to these two models and just can't decide. I do know that the Remington is not being made anymore. Also please don't comment trying to get me to get the 12 gauge 3 1/2 I won't. Thanks
I'll throw my two cents worth in here also. First, BOTH guns are very good shotguns. I owned an SP-10 from 1988 thru 2006. Loved that gun, and it performed every task I wanted from it. Traded it and another gun for a spendy sporting clays O/U in the summer of 2006. I still owned and shot a BPS-10, which I used for a few years. It performed okay, but just wasn't what I desired. "Bout 2yrs ago, I bought another auto, this time the Browning Gold Lite 10. It's a fine shooting weapon also. I shot/shoot a Briley IM (.745) choke,in both guns, which patterns great with my reloads out to 50 yards and farther. Will mention that I used the 10ga strictly for geese. Having used both guns, I myself would prefer the SP-10. The main reason being that it operated perfectly, regardless of what I tried to shoot thru it. I reload all my 10ga loads, haven't shot a factory round since the 80's. Now, with the Gold 10, I've found that I must trim the length of the new Remington hulls (about 400) that I have, before they will function properly in the Gold. These hulls are some I bought in the 90's and are approx. 1/8" longer than the present day hulls. The ejection port on the SP-10 can and would handle these without any problems. In the Gold Lite, about 90% of the empties will "hang-up" and fail to completely eject, unless I trim them before loading. Other then this one problem, the Gold Lite 10 is a great gun. If you plan to use only factory rounds, or want to mess with lenghts of hulls on reloads, then go with the Gold. Regardless which one you choose, make sure it "fits" first off.