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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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10ga shooters

Ok,How many of you big men use a 10ga?NON-PORTED and not gas operated.

I dont shoot innocent animals,only the guilty ones
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 06:00 PM
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Well I used to shoot an H & R single shot, then moved to a browning pump, then to a SP-10, now I'm on my last one a browning gold. Guess maybe I got whimpier as time went on, even though recoil wasn't the reason for the trades. I'd say the SP-10 kicked the least and the H&R (due to fixed breech) the most. Of course when I started with the 10 loads like they have now for the 12 were not around.
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I have a spanish 10 ga SxS that I use sometimes. Its not that bad. My buddy uses a SP-10 and the recoil is a little more than that.
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I got a spanish sxs too from kasser(?) imports in harrisburg.

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Well I used to shoot an H & R single shot, then moved to a browning pump, then to a SP-10, now I'm on my last one a browning gold. Guess maybe I got whimpier as time went on, even though recoil wasn't the reason for the trades. I'd say the SP-10 kicked the least and the H&R (due to fixed breech) the most. Of course when I started with the 10 loads like they have now for the 12 were not around.
P.S. I'm not a big guy or for that matter tough anymore (since I use an auto, and don't believe in "internet muscles"). The 10 is a specialty gun for me.... turkey, geese, and I find the 3" 12 to be pretty much all you need for scattergunning with the currently available loads.
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I got a spanish sxs too from kasser(?) imports in harrisburg.
Now there's a gun the sheriff would walk into the bar with or guarding the gold coming in on the noon stagecoach.
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I have an H%R single shot.My gun is heavy.Heavier than my Remington 700 in 06.It has short thick barrel.I find the recoil to be a push compared to the 870 12 gauge I used to have.Oh and does it ever kill turkeys with copper plated #6 shot.I won't bore you with the amount of pellets at 30-40 yards.Lets just say it is quite dense.The shop I bought it from tried to sell me a 12 gauge 3 1/2.I told the guy no thanks I already know what I want.It was a special run NEF for the NTF.It was built when the 3 1/2 12 was a newcomer to the scene.They have developed 12 gauge loads close to 10 gauge performance however.Mostly because of 12 gauge popularity,the 10 gauge was not improved any further.If it was it would out perform any 12 gauge.Ammo makers decided why both? and make ammo for both?That would cost the production costs to rise.If you have a 10 gauge keep it.From the response of this thread I and many others feel the 10 gauge is still very much alive.

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A friend of mine's father had an Ithaca Mag 10 for geese.
I always thought it was a cool gun but couldnt imagine
carrying it in the woods, very heavy. I believe Marlin
made a bolt action in 10ga at one time.
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I got a BPS Stalker the 2nd year of production.

I had the barrel shortened to 23 1/2" andre-threaded for tubes. Had the forcing cone done and put a set of Light-N-Sights fiber optic aperture sights (like a ghost ring setup) on it. I put a butt-ugly camo paint job on her, screwed a Comp-N-Choke XXX-full tube in the end and created a monster. Over the years it has dropped a pickup truck load of turkeys and geese.

The gun is light, as fixed breech 10's go and it kicks like a team of mules. It's actually sanded flesh off my face twice with my face net when shooting turkeys. You DO NOT want to be in an awkward position when it goes off or it will hurt you.

I retired it about 8 years ago in favor of a Super X2 3 1/2" 12 ga. But I brought her (I named it Geraldine) out of retirement this spring for a few hunts and ended up taking another fine longbeard with her.


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I have a 10 gauge Pride of Spain that is a beast on geese.


For extra fun I use an 1870's vintage W&C Scott with hand loaded black powder.

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