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10 gauge

Postby Canada-hammer » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:13 pm

I'm in the market for a ten gauge. I'm mostly just looking to get one for late goose, I mainly hunt with 12 gauge 2.75" gun to save some money on ammo during most of the season. But I have always wanted a hand cannon and have decided this year is the year I'm gonna get one. I'm looking for one in the 500-700 dollar range I have been looking at the browning bps 10, old Ithaca mag 10s, browning gold "light" 10s and Remington sp-10 which is basically a more expensive Ithaca and mostly out of my price range. Any of you guys use 10s or have one and could tell me what you think about them thanks :beer:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:27 pm

I have a Ithaca Mag 10, and I like it on Honkers any time of the season, early or late.
I have used it for a number of years on ducks, but it is not the best tool for them over decoys.
I now have the A400 Xtreme for that.
The two are the perfect combination for any type situation in waterfowling.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby BT Justice » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:34 pm

Gold 10--- Cadillac
Sp-10 ---- Chevrolet
Mag-10 --- Old Worn out Chevrolet
BPS 10 --- Muscle Building machine

I won both the Gold 10 and Sp-10...Both are good guns but the Gold is just so much more of a pleasure to shoot and better designed than the Sp10 or Mag 10.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby bubba682 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:41 pm

BT Justice wrote:Gold 10--- Cadillac
Sp-10 ---- Chevrolet
Mag-10 --- Old Worn out Chevrolet
BPS 10 --- Muscle Building machine

I won both the Gold 10 and Sp-10...Both are good guns but the Gold is just so much more of a pleasure to shoot and better designed than the Sp10 or Mag 10.

lol coudn't agree more BT i loves me gold 10..... :beer:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Boocephus » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:19 pm

I just bought a used bps 10 this year. 26 inch barrel. Came with 3 chokes. Pretty heavy gun. Was messing around with some long shots a couple weeks ago, that thing has a really good pattern out to 60 yards. Ammos kinda expensive. Pretty smooth gun, I like it.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby L0ngh0rn30 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:31 pm

Canada-hammer wrote:Any of you guys use 10s or have one and could tell me what you think about them thanks :beer:


Make sure you buy one with a pre-paid shoulder surgery card!
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Quack Wacker NC » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Love my gold 10, would like to have a new 10 light also
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Specklebelly » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:17 pm

For your price range I would go with the BPS pump. The bad thing about the Ithaca guns are the fixed full chokes. That may not be an issue for you, but it is for me.

I enjoy my sp-10 but would not recommend you get a cheap worn out one. Good luck and you will love the big 10.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby old school too » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:51 pm

Got all three of the autos. Rock 24 " barrels in all of 'em. Use patternmasters in a couple with good results. Always interested in choke recommendations though. Use late in the season when the divers get to N.C. and Md. on Canadas.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby gearhead80 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:20 pm

I have a mag 10 and I love it. It's a 32" full choke model. I have let a lot of people shoot it and they enjoyed it too. And as far as the fixed full choke. Mine patterns very well imo. If I can take it and shoot a 19 out of 25 at the trap house with 2 shot and screwing around a few times letting them get way out, it must be ok. Also folds geese VERY well at all kinds of distances. I wouldn't let the fact that it doesn't have changeable chokes make you not seriously look into buying one if that's whats in your price range.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Canada-hammer » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:24 pm

gearhead80 wrote:I have a mag 10 and I love it. It's a 32" full choke model. I have let a lot of people shoot it and they enjoyed it too. And as far as the fixed full choke. Mine patterns very well imo. If I can take it and shoot a 19 out of 25 at the trap house with 2 shot and screwing around a few times letting them get way out, it must be ok. Also folds geese VERY well at all kinds of distances. I wouldn't let the fact that it doesn't have changeable chokes make you not seriously look into buying one if that's whats in your price range.

Thanks for all the responses guys! Much appreciated! Gear head how much did you pick your mag 10 for if you don't mind me asking? What's a good price for one with the 32" vent rib in decent shape?
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby gearhead80 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:52 am

Canada-hammer wrote:
gearhead80 wrote:I have a mag 10 and I love it. It's a 32" full choke model. I have let a lot of people shoot it and they enjoyed it too. And as far as the fixed full choke. Mine patterns very well imo. If I can take it and shoot a 19 out of 25 at the trap house with 2 shot and screwing around a few times letting them get way out, it must be ok. Also folds geese VERY well at all kinds of distances. I wouldn't let the fact that it doesn't have changeable chokes make you not seriously look into buying one if that's whats in your price range.

Thanks for all the responses guys! Much appreciated! Gear head how much did you pick your mag 10 for if you don't mind me asking? What's a good price for one with the 32" vent rib in decent shape?


If you stay patient you can find them for 400-700 in pretty decent shape. My wife got me mine for my wedding gift for $500 she told me and it is in good shape. I have since had it cerikoted. It's a mans gun with that long barrel for sure!!
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Goosebuster72 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:21 am

I've got a sp10 satin in a 26 inch barrel .. Picked it up off a family member for 500 this past spring.. Great gun and doesn't kick as bad as I thought it would.. I plan to use it on geese this season..I put a nice gobbler on the ground with it this past spring.. Lol he didn't stand a chance against that 10g pushing 2 1/4 oz of lead at him.. I love mine so far but I also switch between a 1187sp and an old 1100 mag I got from my grandad
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby howard s. » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:13 am

Gun shop near me has 3 sp-10 for sale for around $700.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby dog walker » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:47 am

I picked up a gold 10 off gun broker for 650, that was the total between shipping and the FFL transfer fee. My buddy picked up on in shadow grass at a pawn shop last year for 700. They're out there for the right price you just have to look around.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Goosebuster72 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:07 am

Personally I'd like to think that the 10g is coming back.. Can't nobody tell me that the 12g 3.5 is better then the 10g 3.5 , it's not even equal.. Performance wise the 10 gauge load is a superior load all around... :yes:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby 35rem » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:09 pm

I've got a BPS. It's a hoss. :hammer: Feels good, though.
I got it CHEAP on trade!
If I really wanted to buy one, I'd look for a used Browning auto. Only auto still made. I've handled one. It felt nice.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby mjk » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:50 pm

I've got a Gold 10 LT. Great gun, don't use it all that often.

If you can go up to 700.00, you certainly can find plenty of steel framed Golds, if you are patient.

Honestly, the SP10 gets really good reviews. It is not your typical Remington product. Do a Google search. SP10 owners love their guns. Heavy, but durable.

Fit between those 2 should be your deciding factor.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Goosebuster72 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:34 pm

I certainly enjoy mine.. Recoil isn't that bad either.. And I'm a small guy
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby JWG » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:08 pm

weight helps the follow through and reduces recoil on top of a gauge designed for the 3 1/2" shell. yeah it might be a psychological thing but it really works for me. besides any excuse for another gun sounds good to me! bps,sp-10, and gold all work
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby justinduckman7 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:18 pm

Well I own a browning lite gold 10 ad it shoots awesome. I GREW UP AROUND 10GA my dad has two sp-10 and they are awesome and I will tell you the browning has more recoil due to it being almost 2lbs lighter. But when the action starts you don't notice the extra recoil.And honestly only reason I did buy a sp-10 is I picked up my lite gold in duck blind camo with less than a box of shells threw it for $800 to good of a deal.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby hillbilly.. » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:11 pm

I pickd up a mag10 for 550 that had 2 owners and less then 2 boxes ran threw it and then another mag 10 from Kansas for 5oo that had 1 32" and then a 26" with 3chokes and that one was a bit more used but still in great shape.

what im lookin for and not to steal your thread but im lookin for somebody that actually knows there history on the mag 10s.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Rob MacK » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:56 am

I have a BPS 10 the recoil is less or different than my 3 1/2" 12 ga. I am putting on a limb saver but that is more to change my LOP. When I get my auto it will be a Gold lite.

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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Jon Bergren » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:13 am

10 gages are good for 11,000 psi, My 935 with a 10 gage barrel is good to 14,000 psi. If I was younger I would have a 10 gage. Ned S.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:38 am

When I hunt in locations reasonably close to where I can park the truck, I bring both my Mag 10 (Beast), and my A400 (Thumper) if I know there may be chances at both ducks and geese, and the same if there's room in a boat. Otherwise Thumper has to cover both duties.
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