When I was much younger, 16 or so, a buddy who was a year or two older bought a single shot 10 guage from a guy at work. He nicknamed it "THE PIPE". I watched him shoot it twice, both times he ended up 3 or 4 feet back from where he started......that thing was a beast!!Goosehunter said:Recoil is directly related to the age of the hunter. If your under 30 years old get a double barrel 10 gauge, under 50 you can handle a pump, anything older than 50 get a semi.
You do realize that a pellet of the same size/weight going the same speed will have the same "power" whether it's shot out of a .410, or a 10 gauge right? The only thing the 10ga does, is allow you to have more pellets in your pattern so that you might get a more dense pattern. But, with the smaller shot, and the heavier than lead pellets, it's now possible to get patterns better with a 20 gauge, than some guys used to get with lead and their 10 gauges. Also, I'd like to see some of those 55yd patterns with the lead shells. I'm one of those guys that has to see it to believe it, and I have to admit, I'm skeptical.frank1969 said:I shoot them all and all have there time and place My goto gun is my sp10 been using one for 20 years and I love it and you don't have yo spend big money for the new wander loads htl tss ect and I kill a bird or two every year with a 11 87 in 20 ga using win xx mag #5 and as trout said the 10 just kmockes the heck out of them nomatter what they do to the 12 it will m
never have the power ot the 10