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Hey I'm looking for a 10 gauge shotgun for waterfowl does anyone have any leads on any good deals. Which company do I go with???

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Don't know of any specific deals, but...I can recommend a BPS. They're a bit tough to clean; though once you get the hang of it, no big problem. Morover, you can probably get one for under $600. Economical, nice on recoil. Believe me, buster_22 Browning pumps are the way to go for a 10 ga.
P.S: you're going to have a legion of posters telling you "forget the 10; get a SBE", or "a 935", or "an 835", or some other 12 3.5 nonsense :laughing:. Don't listen! Stick w/ that 10 ga.
 

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Hey thanks for the info... I go hunting on lake erie and alot of guys I see have 10 gauges, I shoot a remington 12 gauge 2 3/4 and it just dosn't seem to do justice. Everytime I start working bird in, somebody around me skybusts and they end up dropping some. I'm sick of losing birds to bigger and better guns. I'm only 19 and 600.00 sounds like alot, have you ever seen used 10 gauges for cheap???? :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah I here what your saying, I have used a 12 gauge for awhile now and I think it's about time to trade up. (No skybusting here) :thumbsup:
 

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I am with Mike on this one fellas, I think that you should not skybust birds in any circumstances. I believe that more that half of the fun of the hunt is watching the birds come down into your decoys, and the other half is watching the dog do his great work.
Hope that changes your mind on the 10 gauge.

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I have side by side 10 & I don't shoot any further than I would with my 12. 50 yards max!!! Anything longer than that & you just start to cripple birds! The guys are 100% correct.... a 10 won't give you anymore range, just a larger payload so you can up the shot size. A #2 pellet fired from a .410 @ 1400fps. has the same energy as a #2 pellet fired from a 10 @1400fps. So anyway.... I'm not trying to talk you out of a 10....(I like mine alot!) just use it wisely!

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Just my honest opinion here.

I've been hunting ducks for over 15 years (and I am only 22). I can remember when we would shoot ducks with 410's--back when lead was legal. Now, all we shoot is 20 gauge 3" mags w/ steel.

$ 600 is not cheap for a shotgun....but...then again...it is a cannon you are buying. And as you said, the shells are a bit more expensive.

We try and shoot all of our birds right about 25 yards and have no problems with our pea shooters.

I am with the rest of the guys...dont get the 10 gauge to shoot high--it is really ruining the sport IMHO--birds are just going to begin flying higher and higer and the cripple rate is through the roof as is.

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I have side by side 10 & I don't shoot any further than I would with my 12. 50 yards max!!! Anything longer than that & you just start to cripple birds! The guys are 100% correct.... a 10 won't give you anymore range, just a larger payload so you can up the shot size. A #2 pellet fired from a .410 @ 1400fps. has the same energy as a #2 pellet fired from a 10 @1400fps. So anyway.... I'm not trying to talk you out of a 10....(I like mine alot!) just use it wisely!

GOOD LUCK!
I am by no means an expert....hell, I shoot a 20 gauge.
But I gotta disagree with this here. I have seen ungodly far shots with a 12 gauge 3.5" that I would never even consider with a 20 gauge.
As I said, I am not an expert...but I would imagine that the 10 gauge will have more powder--or, atleast, could be reloaded "hotter."

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I would get a 12ga. 3.5inch, I think they shoot the same and the 12ga. is cheaper. I would get a remington 870express super mag. or get a Berreta Exterma. Both are good reliable guns. I love my Exterma, I also have a 870, they both are good.
 

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I like the 10 ga. If I could afford one I would have one as well. I would like to have all the guns listed above. I think you will killl just as many with either gun listed above.

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Do your homework. I can tell you from doing mine AND from personal experience in the field, the 10 ga is CLEARLY a better load. Yes, I do believe that you can be more effective killing ducks at a longer range than you can with a 12 guage, 3.5" included.

My only problem is that I don't shoot my BPS 10 as well since the sight plane is way different than what I grew up with, a Remington. I shot a Remingotn 10 ga auto last year a couple of times. If you can put up with the weight, it is AWESOME!

I agree that the fit of the gun is WAY more important than the difference between 10 and 12 ga. That is why I am shooting my Nova now!

No, you should NOT skybust. Period. But the fact is that if you hunt public land in North LA where I do, you are NOT going to have a chance to put ducks on the water before you shoot almost ever. You are lucky if you can get ducks to circle a few times before someone somewhere close shoots and scares them off. We are forced to shoot when they get below the tree line.
 
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