Bug Doc wrote:z51 wrote:
The only people I see using 10 gauges around here are out of state skybusters in public hunting grounds. And that's the Gods truth.
If you know how to find where the birds are using, set up correctly, and can call, a 10 gauge is totally unnecessary.
If one is blessed to live in a state with an overabundance of birds and plenty of options for hunting locations, then this might be true. However, others of us are more limited in our choices. I was on a recent hunt where the local geese were all feeding in fields that were either leased or off-limits to hunting. We tried to "run traffic", but the wary late-season birds were not responding. We noted, however, that the birds were flying low over a particular treeline, so we repositioned for a pass shoot. With ranges between 40-60 yards I was glad I had TSS along, but if I had been shooting steel I would have welcomed a big 10 gauge.
Don't be so quick to judge others until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
Doc, read my quoted post at the top of the previous page. I use my 12 with BB' s to do exactly the same thing at the same ranges on geese on private land. I don't use a 10 anymore to do it. I owned a BPS 10 for twenty years and sold it last year. Based on my in field experience, not bias, I just didn't need it. This is an opinion forum and that's my opinion. This thread is not about the big ten anyway, but the 10 gauge nuts have taken it over and are as usual puffing up the 10 and dissing the big twelve.
I don't care what they shoot but most 10 shooters I see take ridiculous shots and ruin it for everyone trying to work ducks properly into the timber.