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10 ga. Users

Postby gmkempf » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:39 pm

Read about the mighty 10 for several years about how they could do more than the 3.5 12ga and so on. Well this past summer I purchased a Mag 10. Geese are down where I live real good and I have been really using the Mag 10 a lot and I am hear to tell you that all of you guys out there that were bragging on the Mighty 10 were 100 percent right. That thing is amazing. Flat crushes geese. Thanks to all of you.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby TEN GAUGE BBB » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:58 pm

gmkempf wrote:I am hear to tell you that all of you guys out there that were bragging on the Mighty 10 were 100 percent right.
I have posted info on here about the 10 gauge but I don't think I was ever bragging. (I hope not). The 10 gauge is a fine shotgun (in the right hands) for waterfowl hunting when shooting steel shot. I know one does NOT NEED a 10 gauge to kill waterfowl but for my hunting style it works the best for me. There are a lot of disadvantages to the 10, some will say that it is too heavy for them,some may say it has too much recoil, some may say the ammo is too much $ ect...ect... The 10 also has advantages (for me ), better patterns with steel shot, bigger pay loads of steel shot, less recoil (auto). I also use a 12 gauge and the 20 during the waterfowl season but not as much as the 10. I have heard of hunters that use the 410 for waterfowl. Any way you look at it they all have ups and downs. Use what works the best for you and welcome to the world of the Mighty 10. :thumbsup:
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby - Andy - » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:54 am

I bought one two years ago and have been patterning it right much. I picked up a used original (not as light) Gold 10. I took it to MD last year on a duck/goose hunt and on the second shot in the 20 degree temp snapped the bolt buffer and locked the gun up. Nobody's fault really. Terrible time to have it happen but I ordered a new buffer and $40 later she hasn't missed a step. Part of the risk when you buy a used gun (course I got it for $400 with a kick's tube in it... I still came out ahead).

I haven't been really wowed by it yet. I have a couple different chokes and have shot two different brands of steel with two different sizes of shot. I am going to try some slightly lower speed loads with mine and I think my patterns will improve. It shot hypersonic #2s pretty good with the XFull high flyer.

Mine does not shoot factory loaded buckshot worth anything. In fact its flat awful. I have started reading up and assembling a few components to load my own buckshot for it. I have seen what they can do, but seldom do I ever see anyone that has great success with factory buckshot loads (especially considering there is only one offering anymore).

I would submit that anyone who thinks a 10ga has TOO MUCH recoil probably hasn't ever shot one. Unless they are comparing an 1100 12ga to an old SxS 10ga.... then I would see their point.

But you take a Gold 10 and shoot it next to an SBE with a 3.5 shell and you'll take the 10 every time. Course, that is because its a good 5# heavier. For hunting in a pit or a blind, its really no issue at all.... you carry it to the blind, set it on the rail, pick it up for two minutes, shoot, reload and put it back on the rail. Wasn't meant to be a quail gun.

I have 4 kicks tubes now, two HF in Xfull and Mod, a Buckkicker full, and a Gobbling Thunder .690 that was suggested to me for buckshot (nope!). I am thinking about trying some Comp-n-chokes out of it.

Anybody have any choke tube recommendations for a Gold 10? I am mainly concerned with shooting geese and divers/seaducks with it at fairly long range.... swatting the kids crippled buffleheads and such. I pretty much want the thing to shoot like a rifle.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:13 am

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The one choke that really shines in either the Gold10 or SP10 is the Briley .745 Extended choke. I have used this one constriction for years and its my choice over all other chokes for the 10ga. Some will say the Terror .720 is the superior choke tube. I have one of those too. Both are a great choice but the Briley is my favorite to date. If you order a Briley, be sure and specificly ask for the .745 constriction as its the sweet spot. Mine are for the Browning and are marked INVX10 GA.

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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby - Andy - » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:03 am

10gaOkie wrote:Andy
The one choke that really shines in either the Gold10 or SP10 is the Briley .745 Extended choke. I have used this one constriction for years and its my choice over all other chokes for the 10ga. Some will say the Terror .720 is the superior choke tube. I have one of those too. Both are a great choice but the Briley is my favorite to date. If you order a Briley, be sure and specificly ask for the .745 constriction as its the sweet spot. Mine are for the Browning and are marked INVX10 GA.

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Thanks Chris. I have quite a few Brileys for my 12s and my 20. Always loved em. I'll give them a try.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby dduckman » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:48 pm

Is the 745 briley a 015. constriction, light modified?
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby War Wagon » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:05 pm

I to use a 10 bore and only for Geese and Cranes. I feel it's like learning all over on how to shoot a shotgun. My leads feel different and so is my swing, it's heavy and it moves like a steam engine, get it going and hard to stop. I feel I can reach farther and hit them harder with the 10 bore. I believe 100% in my gun, and loads in the chamber will be the right load for the job. All I think about then is the bird in front of me...
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:34 pm

I will say again, when ordering a .745 choke from Briley, be sure and tell them over the phone that you want the .745 constriction. I have more than one .745 choke and one says IM and one says LF. I talked to Briley about this and they thought I was crazy and wanted to change out chokes. I just wanted to know why they stopped calling the .745 improved mod and now call it light full. I never got a straight answer from them over the phone. I have never had any other constriction but other shooters have reported that the 740 and 750 do not give anywhere near as nice patterns as the 745 does. I started with the 745 constriction per D D Chuck's suggestion and have never been dissapointed with its performance with a bunch of diff loads. I have not seen any need to look any farther than the .745 Briley.

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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby solway gunner » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:26 am

chris the l/f measures .743 ,ive now shot close to 1k of steel shot from BBB-F through it without any issue,still cant beat it.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:20 pm

Kev
I have three 10ga Briley chokes. Two are the older ones stamped IM on the knurling. I have a later made one that is stamped LF on the knurling. All three measure exactly .745. From my phone converstation with the Briley tech reps, if I would order one stamped IM I would get a .750 constriction.

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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby don novicki » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:27 pm

Shooting the Mag-10 for a long time now, straight as is came from the factory:" 32" full choke barrel, "T" shot from Sporting Ammo at 1600 FPS. Stones em............... :thumbsup:
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby solway gunner » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:33 pm

10gaOkie wrote:Kev
I have three 10ga Briley chokes. Two are the older ones stamped IM on the knurling. I have a later made one that is stamped LF on the knurling. All three measure exactly .745. From my phone converstation with the Briley tech reps, if I would order one stamped IM I would get a .750 constriction.

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:huh:
The i/m i have is .745 l/f is .743 and are spot on as they should be-did you ask what a full measures chris?seems things have changed at briley as .750 should be modified!
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby baltz526 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:13 pm

When you look at the Truelok 10ga Invector they now list .745" as Full and .735" as extra full. The Browning Invector full is .755" The 10ga Full Truelok I received from George Truelok years ago. Is .740". My point: Printing on choke is pretty irrelevant. I get patterns from IMP CYL to Extra full out of the .740" FULL by switching Ammo. Where the extended choke earns its keep, is in pattern consistency. Wish there was some open water where I like to hunt, I would be out with the 10ga. Even though my freezer is well stocked with waterfowl.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby goose_gunner » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:15 am

Welcome to life with a real shot gun I got 2 of my hunting buddys to switch over to the 10 bore a third working on it he is ready to get one after the last 2 geese he shot with his 12ga and kept going I had to get with the 10 bore out to get him is geese
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby quailhunter123 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:35 pm

I shot one last weekend for the first time and was surprised by the lack of recoil and it was a side by side. (It also weigh about 12 pounds)
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby JC_68Westy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:50 pm

I am also new to the 10ga. just bought a Browning Gold Light 10 and it shoots much softer than my 12ga Benelli. I should have switched over years ago. The pattern density is unbelievable at 40yds.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby Phoneman7 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:47 pm

about to pick up a BPS 10 next week. Too bad it will be after duck season. Maybe I can try it on a turkey
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby Seaark18 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:08 pm

You guys will love those 10ga guns next season. I have a Gold Light 10 and have been using the Trulok IM tube anytime I take that gun with me. I just ordered a Terror .720 and am excited to do some patterning with it. I've had great luck with Federal Ultra Shok 1.5oz BB's in mine. I mainly use it when I'm targeting geese, but that load works well when ducks come in too. I've not had as much success with Winchester Supreme's or Drylock's, but I'm hopeful that those will shoot well out of the Terror.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby 10Tenner » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:27 pm

Wilson now has non-ported choke as option. http://www.wilsonprecision.com/chokes.html 10Tenner
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby quailhunter123 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:51 pm

How big a difference is there between a 12 3.5 and 10 gauge because they have the similar shot weight and velocity. Does a 10 gauge pattern better. I believe recoil on a 10 is actually less then a 3.5 12 gauge because I have shot a SxS ten and my versa max.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby TEN GAUGE BBB » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:31 pm

I get better results with large size steel shot with my 10 than any of my 12's and I own some (IMO) mighty fine 12's. I can also shoot bigger and faster pay loads with my 10. All this with a lot LESS recoil than the 12.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby Seaark18 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:45 pm

quailhunter123 wrote:How big a difference is there between a 12 3.5 and 10 gauge because they have the similar shot weight and velocity. Does a 10 gauge pattern better. I believe recoil on a 10 is actually less then a 3.5 12 gauge because I have shot a SxS ten and my versa max.



They do have similar shot weights and velocities, at least with factory ammo. The big advantage of the 10 is less recoil and better patterning. Most guys won't believe it, until they try one. I have been shooting 3.5" 12ga shells since they came out in the early to mid 90's, and can say without reservation that the 10 throws better patterns. The 10 isn't perfect for everything, as they're heavier than most 12 ga guns, but in an application where a bit longer shots may be expected, they're tough to beat.
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Re: 10 ga. Users

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:12 pm

gmkempf,
What are your shooting conditions and what loads are working for you? like to hear about your hunts.

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