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Re: 10 gauge

Postby GMC2500HD » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:44 pm

Father swore by the BPS 10
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby TEN GAUGE BBB » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:31 pm

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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!

:huh: Why???????? There is NO need for one. I can tell you have never shot the Gold 10. If you did I am sure you would not complain about felt recoil. You may complain about the safety location but not felt recoil. That is an old myth. My nephew (15 years old) also hunts with the Gold 10 with no trouble from felt recoil. The Browning Gold 10 is a very soft and smooth shooting shotgun. But that safety location......NOT GOOD took a long time to get use to
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby gearhead80 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:18 am

TEN GAUGE BBB wrote:
L0ngh0rn30 wrote:
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!

:huh: Why???????? There is NO need for one. I can tell you have never shot the Gold 10. If you did I am sure you would not complain about felt recoil. You may complain about the safety location but not felt recoil. That is an old myth. My nephew (15 years old) also hunts with the Gold 10 with no trouble from felt recoil. The Browning Gold 10 is a very soft and smooth shooting shotgun. But that safety location......NOT GOOD took a long time to get use to


I have not shot a Gold 10, but my Mag 10 shoots goose loads way nicer than my Super Vinci. I believe it's called the laws of physics.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Okie Ducker » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:40 pm

I got on a 10ga kick once and ended up getting a nice Spanish made S X S 10. That thing felt like a 2 X 4 with lead weights attached. Recoil can be jarring to say the least. A guy once described his 10ga experience like this. He bought one with a full box of shells and sold it with the box of shells minus one shell.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby BigGoonTuna » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:53 pm

i picked up an SP10 about a month ago. i've always had a morbid curiosity about the big 10, and one showed up in the gun library at cabelas. i didn't really need one, but it wouldn't let me walk away(being in nearly perfect shape, with beautiful wood doesn't hurt either).

10 gauge ammo is difficult to find here, and when you do find it it's never what you want, and the price is horrendous(30+ bucks a box for steel). i ended up buying a case of federal premium from rogers, at $200 it works out to only about 5 bucks a box more than 3" 12 gauge kents cost locally.

i set up a patterning board and brought the SP10 and my 870 out to pattern some shells. long story short, the 10 gauge patterns as well with BB shot at 50 yards as my 870 does at 30, and with less recoil. if the thing wasn't so damned heavy, i'd shelve the 12 completely and shoot the 10 all the time. 1 1/8oz of #2s at 1560fps(fasteel) was brutal compared to 1 1/2oz of BBs at 1450 out of the 10 gauge. i'd compare it to shooting a heavy target load out of the the 12.

i plan on buying a reloading setup eventually so i can shoot the SP10 more, only issue i can see there is that it throws the empties about 25 feet from where i'm standing, so recovering them might be difficult in some places. i definitely don't regret buying the gun, though.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby TEN GAUGE BBB » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:12 pm

Okie Ducker wrote:I got on a 10ga kick once and ended up getting a nice Spanish made S X S 10. That thing felt like a 2 X 4 with lead weights attached. Recoil can be jarring to say the least. A guy once described his 10ga experience like this. He bought one with a full box of shells and sold it with the box of shells minus one shell.

I am wondering why anyone would buy a shotgun (or any other gun) that felt like a 2x4 with lead weights attached. Why not get a gun that fits and is easy to shoulder. If the shotgun does not have proper fit and balance to the shooter,the recoil will ALWAYS be jarring when shooting magnum loads no matter what gauge.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby hillbilly.. » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:47 am

Big tuna were you live that it costs you 30$ abox. Cheapest retail I've found was 22.99 and 21.99 that's drylock on clerance bbb and T shot 1 5/8oz.kh
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby BT Justice » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:28 am

Reloading for the 10 ga is really the only way to go even with the jacked up prices we're finding today on components. As long as you have empty hulls you can still come in around 50 cents a round for most loads.
Initial investment in a press and all the goodies to go along with it is going to set you back but in the long run it's worth it, especially if you plan on shooting a 10 ga quite a bit.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby War Wagon » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:26 am

I agree, Loading your own is the only way to go. I really enjoy doing this in the off season. If you are a true Waterfowl Junkie you get to enjoy working up a load that's custom made for you. As my wife says..." Waterfowl Season never end for you" and she is CORRECT .... :grooving:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Specklebelly » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:14 pm

Hey War Wagon, some of those look like my old shells. :biggrin:
I love my SP-10
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby don novicki » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:50 pm

I have had my Mag 10 for about the last 20 yrs.. They don't build em like that anymore. "T" shot at 1600FPS does one hell of a job on em. You won't be sorry if you get one..... :thumbsup:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby BigGoonTuna » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:57 pm

hillbilly.. wrote:Big tuna were you live that it costs you 30$ abox. Cheapest retail I've found was 22.99 and 21.99 that's drylock on clerance bbb and T shot 1 5/8oz.kh

western washington, all i've found around here is remington hypersonic(doesn't pattern worth a damn) for $33.99, and winchester drylocks for $27.99 on sale, #2s and BBs.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby gooseman1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:44 am

old school too wrote: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.

TERROR 720!!! I have them in all 3 10s!! Awesome!
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby MstWntd » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:05 am

I have a BPS 10 myself, love it for late goose and turkey. It is indeed a workout and a half bringing it into the field. The thing weighs twice as much as any other gun I own...but it is indeed a boomstick!
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby Okie Ducker » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:31 pm

Hey 10ga BBB are you questioning my intelligence or what :huh: ? My point is that compared to my lightweight Italian made 12ga, the 10ga felt very heavy. I bought it on a wim like many of us do once in a while when we're at a gun show just so I can say I had one. I've since sold it because it wasn't needed and there was something else that tweeked my interest. :thumbsup:
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby mjk » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:45 pm

sportingammo.com

best over the counter ammo out there.

BigGoonTuna wrote:
hillbilly.. wrote:Big tuna were you live that it costs you 30$ abox. Cheapest retail I've found was 22.99 and 21.99 that's drylock on clerance bbb and T shot 1 5/8oz.kh

western washington, all i've found around here is remington hypersonic(doesn't pattern worth a damn) for $33.99, and winchester drylocks for $27.99 on sale, #2s and BBs.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby old school too » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks Gooseman! Will try me one of those Terror 720's !!!
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby JC523 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:34 pm

BT Justice wrote:Reloading for the 10 ga is really the only way to go even with the jacked up prices we're finding today on components. As long as you have empty hulls you can still come in around 50 cents a round for most loads.
Initial investment in a press and all the goodies to go along with it is going to set you back but in the long run it's worth it, especially if you plan on shooting a 10 ga quite a bit.


I've loaded a bunch of 12 ga ammo for trap, but I'm not set up for 10 ga. I likely won't mess with it either. Components are too hard to find in my neck of the woods. With that being said, I will start saving my 10 ga hulls. If someone wants to pay shipping, I will give them away. I'll throw up a post when season is over with an approximate count.
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Re: 10 gauge

Postby TEN GAUGE BBB » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:15 pm

old school too wrote:Thanks Gooseman! Will try me one of those Terror 720's !!!
Better hurry I think they stopped making them. If you do a google search you may find one for sale. They are getting hard to find.
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