Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Share your questions on all makes and models of shotguns. Please post chokes questions in the SRBC forum

Moderators: Quack Wacker NC, MM

Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:49 pm

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


:help:
Dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm


Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby mudpack » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Okay, are you asking which one we think you should buy?

If so, put each one to your shoulder. One of them should stand out as the one for you.

Don't ask us to do your homework, the duck season is open and we have things to do.
mudpack
hunter
 
Posts: 5870
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:40 am
Location: Central Kansas

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:34 pm

mudpack wrote:Okay, are you asking which one we think you should buy?

If so, put each one to your shoulder. One of them should stand out as the one for you.

Don't ask us to do your homework, the duck season is open and we have things to do.



All I was asking is if you have any experience with these two models they both fit well I was just wondering how reliable they have been for you thanks


Dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby cluckmeister » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:09 am

Dan, there are four of us in our hunting group, 3 of us shoot the Rem and the other shoots the Browning, none of us have had any issues with our guns thru the years. My SP10 has been as reliable as any of the 14 shotguns I own. Id say buy the one you like best
If you're there for the limit, you're there for the wrong reason
cluckmeister
State Moderator
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:41 pm
Location: Central Kansas

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Rockbuggy1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:33 pm

I'm hunting with a gold lite 10 for the first time this year and so far I really like it (except for having to push the slide release button to put more shells in it, real PITA). The sp10's are good guns but I find them more heavy and awkward than the browning
Rockbuggy1
hunter
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:05 pm
Location: Western ky

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:25 pm

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
:help:
Dan


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.
"Listen to those Whispering Wings"
DoubleDutchChuck
hunter
 
Posts: 472
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:03 pm
Location: Southwest Idaho

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby blackrock » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:58 pm

I've got an older Browning Gold, 26 inch. Bought it between 1995 and 1999. It's not the Lite model. We love this gun and its been great! Maybe you can find a nice older one, lightly used. I think they made them better!
blackrock
hunter
 
Posts: 1036
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:35 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby heffs72 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:30 pm

I have (3) 10 guage browning golds, and all are great guns.Never had a problem out of any of them. Two are the black synthetic, with 26" barrel, and one is a camo with 28 " barrel. I do have some jamming problems with the remington 1 3/4 oz shells for some reason. I clean them after every hunt. The winchester 1 3/4 oz shells worked the best for me in the past. I cant find them anymore, but i have a few cases left.My buddy shoots an ithaca mag 10, and a rem sp 10, but the are heavier than the gold light. The gold doesn't kick at all, so thats why i use it.In my opinion, i like the gold, but im sure you will get alot of different opinions./ Good luck.
heffs72
hunter
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:56 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby goose_gunner » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:34 pm

heffs72 wrote:I have (3) 10 guage browning golds, and all are great guns.Never had a problem out of any of them. Two are the black synthetic, with 26" barrel, and one is a camo with 28 " barrel. I do have some jamming problems with the remington 1 3/4 oz shells for some reason. I clean them after every hunt. The winchester 1 3/4 oz shells worked the best for me in the past. I cant find them anymore, but i have a few cases left.My buddy shoots an ithaca mag 10, and a rem sp 10, but the are heavier than the gold light. The gold doesn't kick at all, so thats why i use it.In my opinion, i like the gold, but im sure you will get alot of different opinions./ Good luck.



Your not the 1st one to have trouble with 13/4oz remingtons my old mag-10 ran them great but with my gold lite its hit or miss from shell to shell
There is a special place in duck hunting hell for sky busters
goose_gunner
hunter
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:42 pm
Location: Montana

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Todd_NE » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:23 pm

Pointability - Browning
Weight - Browning
Ease of Handling - Browning
Still made - Browning
Easiest to resell - Browning
Fits most hunters - Browning
Looks - Browning
Camo - Browning

This is an argument?

Biggest decision is whether to spring for a light - that's a yes too.

BTW - I think the Rem is a great gun, but in a comparison I really think it's 2nd to the Browning in every category I can think of.

I've shot them all, had a Gen 1 Browning before the lighter new one.

Shoots as light as a 12, kills further than a 12, and points nice for me.

One thing I would say though is get the short barrel
Vegetarian - old Indian word for poor outdoorsman
User avatar
Todd_NE
hunter
 
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:48 am
Location: Nebraska

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby cluckmeister » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:54 pm

Ill take a steel receiver Remington SP10 over a Aluminum Alloy receiver Browning Gold 10 any day, I think the steel will hold up over the years better. BTW the steel receiver is why the SP10 is heavier but I don't believe any one has mentioned that fact

JMHO
If you're there for the limit, you're there for the wrong reason
cluckmeister
State Moderator
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:41 pm
Location: Central Kansas

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby RNT_MAN » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:15 pm

I own one of each. My Browning Gold Light 10 was purchased new in 2007. My SP10 is a 2002 model. I haven't had any issues out of either gun and both have had 1000's of rounds through them. I agree with the others......just shoulder both of them and see which one fits you best. I will tell you that the Browning is lighter and is much easier to find parts/accessories for (chokes, sure cycle, etc.). Both are damn good shotguns. :beer:
"Blow blow cold north wind, blow those mallard greenheads in.."
"Kill counts are for snipers and fighter pilots, not duck hunters."
User avatar
RNT_MAN
hunter
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: God's Country.....Southern Illinois

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:17 pm

RNT_MAN wrote:I own one of each. My Browning Gold Light 10 was purchased new in 2007. My SP10 is a 2002 model. I haven't had any issues out of either gun and both have had 1000's of rounds through them. I agree with the others......just shoulder both of them and see which one fits you best. I will tell you that the Browning is lighter and is much easier to find parts/accessories for (chokes, sure cycle, etc.). Both are damn good shotguns. :beer:

Which one do you like more thanks

Dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby RNT_MAN » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:38 pm

Dan the goose slayer wrote:
RNT_MAN wrote:I own one of each. My Browning Gold Light 10 was purchased new in 2007. My SP10 is a 2002 model. I haven't had any issues out of either gun and both have had 1000's of rounds through them. I agree with the others......just shoulder both of them and see which one fits you best. I will tell you that the Browning is lighter and is much easier to find parts/accessories for (chokes, sure cycle, etc.). Both are damn good shotguns. :beer:

Which one do you like more thanks

Dan

It just depends honestly. If I have to hold or carry my gun for long period of time I go with the browning because of the weight difference. The browning is also much easier to clean. I love both guns but if I had to choose I guess the browning is the winner.
"Blow blow cold north wind, blow those mallard greenheads in.."
"Kill counts are for snipers and fighter pilots, not duck hunters."
User avatar
RNT_MAN
hunter
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: God's Country.....Southern Illinois

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby brokerbyduck » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:05 am

I have a browning gold 10, black synthetic and 28" barrel. It is a workhorse and shoots whatever you put through it. It's not a light model, if it was, I'd probably still be shooting it at ducks and geese. I bought a maxus for ducks so the 10 only comes out a few times a year. I still love that gun.
No experience with the remington.
"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." Homer Simpson
Beware the ghetto lean!
User avatar
brokerbyduck
State Moderator
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:29 pm
Location: Behind the gun in Richland

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:12 pm

I would use the shotgun for duck and goose hunting with ocasional turkey hunting. Im probaly going to go with the brownng. I like how there is a plant in the satate that i live in and they seem to stand behind their products. Thanks

Dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:43 pm

Dan the goose slayer wrote:I would use the shotgun for duck and goose hunting with ocasional turkey hunting. Im probaly going to go with the brownng. I like how there is a plant in the satate that i live in and they seem to stand behind their products. Thanks

Dan

However I did just find a great deal on a sp-10 on arms list I don't really think there is a difference in reliability is there? Thanks


Dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Iloveducks » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:35 pm

The SP-10 is a real workhorse!!! I have had mine since 1989 and never had a problem. I have probably shot mine about 3000 times and never missed a beat. I use it to hunt ducks, geese, and turkeys. The gun is heavy (about 11#) but that is what makes the gun great as it soaks up recoil and the gun keeps swinging. Good luck with yours! John
Iloveducks
hunter
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:08 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Iloveducks wrote:The SP-10 is a real workhorse!!! I have had mine since 1989 and never had a problem. I have probably shot mine about 3000 times and never missed a beat. I use it to hunt ducks, geese, and turkeys. The gun is heavy (about 11#) but that is what makes the gun great as it soaks up recoil and the gun keeps swinging. Good luck with yours! John

I want both but I like the fact that the gold is being made today and there is a factory in my state. The sp 10 is very heavy and I'm not sure I like it that they don't make it anymore. Thanks dan
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby BigGoonTuna » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:05 pm

if buying local is a priority, keep in mind that no shotgun browning has ever sold was ever made in the USA. most are belgium or japan.

i like my SP-10, i wouldn't bring it along for jump shooting, but the weight sure makes it easy on my shoulder. no more felt recoil than a 2 3/4" 12 gauge shell, in my opinion. i've never even seen a gold 10 but have heard good things.
BigGoonTuna
hunter
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:34 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby NW Birdhunter » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:42 pm

Take the SP-10 and run. It's the better gun. I own 2 and will never get rid of them until they sell them at my estate sale after I am growing daisies. :beer:
Forget the past, the past is gone forever, right now is where it's happening.
NW Birdhunter
hunter
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby Dan the goose slayer » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:34 pm

NW Birdhunter wrote:Take the SP-10 and run. It's the better gun. I own 2 and will never get rid of them until they sell them at my estate sale after I am growing daisies. :beer:

Why is that? Do you have any thing to support that
Dan the goose slayer
hunter
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby vandonsj » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:21 pm

Rockbuggy1 wrote:I'm hunting with a gold lite 10 for the first time this year and so far I really like it (except for having to push the slide release button to put more shells in it, real PITA). The sp10's are good guns but I find them more heavy and awkward than the browning


I also am hunting with the gold lite 10 for the first time this year. I've been very pleased with it so far without a single hiccup. The slide release button to put more shells in and the location of the safety do take some getting used to, but are definitely not a deal breaker for me. Two other guys in my group shoot the Sp10's and they've never had a problem. It really comes down to which one you prefer or get a good deal on.
vandonsj
hunter
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:02 am

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby olt d2 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:25 pm

MY first 10 was a bps and I shot the gun well and was as reliable as they come. The problem I had is with my short arms my jacket cuffs would get stuck in the forearm cut out and stop the cycling. So i ended up selling it and buying the gold 10 light and have loved it since the first shot ten years ago. I love the weight of the light being a smaller guy 5'5 it handles and swing very well for me and recoils way less then the bps did. I've used it on ducks,geese and turkeys. And even on a pheasant trip ( broken extractor on a 11-87) I have friends that are sp 10 and mag 10 guys and they love their 10s as well. but the sp 10 just dont "feel right" in my hands as the browning does. For loads my favorite are federal 1 1/2 oz 1's through a wad wizard swat 10 tube its all i shoot for geese with the 10. IT also gets put to use as a cripple gun on diver hunts and i normally use t shot for that use. The t's retain energy better against water and it normally only takes one pellet in ducks body to stop it.
olt d2
hunter
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:17 pm
Location: MN

Re: Browning gold 10 gauge vs Remington sp-10

Postby jrp267 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:30 pm

Love my gold 10. It's an older heavy one. I got it for 450. It was dipped by the previous owner. I use it for both ducks and geese. Never a hiccup.
jrp267
hunter
 
Posts: 437
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:42 pm

Next

Return to Shotgun Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Tgunz64 and 17 guests