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10 gauge advantage.

Postby anthony.pienkowski » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:35 pm

Can anyone tell me the advantage of the 10 gauge vs 12 or smaller? What can the 10 offer, with steel or TSS, that other gauges don't?



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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby Fishh2o » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:14 pm

I haven't shot a 10ga since high school and that was years ago.. However, I was shooting it at that time for a larger payload.. This was in the early 80s and we were just forced to go to steel so my young happy self bought a BPS in a 10 for geese in the Katy Prairie.


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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby anthony.pienkowski » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:40 pm

Would this thread be better in a different area? It's about to go deep!
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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby Fishh2o » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:26 am

No its fine right here.


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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby hawglips » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:32 pm

I've never shot a 10 ga at game. I grew up shooting a 20 ga at everything from geese to quail, and like to tote the small bores most of the time, even for turkey.

But a larger bore has all sorts of advantages.



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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby paulinkansas » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:39 am

My 10 gauge (Ithaca Mag 10) weighs 11.3 pounds unloaded. It's 12 pounds when loaded with 3 shells.

12 pounds is a lot of weight my friend.



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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby Fishh2o » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:25 pm

haha yeah 12lbs is heavy especially when you have to walk in to your place. However, 12lbs sure does take the wallop out of it. My BPS kicked like a drunk jackass and when you 13 thats okay but I wouldn't shoot one now.. I don't think..

You know thinking about it I have a 16ga Belgium Browning and it kicks just as bad as the BPS with small quail loads.. That thing is recoil operated and my grandfather told me to go and use it today quail hunting.. We hunted in South Texas back then and the Quail were everywhere. Well at the ed of the day I was about to shower and he came in told me lets see your shoulder.. LMAO it was purple and being so young I didn't even notice.. I guess the gist of this is I will take weight and gas any day now for my auto loaders. :!:


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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby RKeeper1 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:29 pm

This is kind of old but... The 10 is more efficient with bigger shot/payloads compared to a 3.5" 12

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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby IR1SH » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:57 am

I have a single shot 16 ga that kicks more than my Ithaca Mag 10. I moved to the 10 in the 80's for the larger payload and to get more "whump" on the bird. I'd still like to try some TSS loads with it. The larger payload may not necessary but the "whump" at range is what I am desiring.



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Re: 10 gauge advantage.

Postby UPEgger » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:13 pm

I have been shooting a 10ga shotgun for over 30years. My current one, for the last 20 years, is a Browning Gold 10ga autoloader. It is close to 13 lbs loaded with 3 shells.

My only use for the 10ga is for predator calling. My current load is 2oz of #4TSS. When that is used up I will probably switch to #2TSS. Need more info in that area. My original lead load was 2 1/2oz of lead shot. I later shifted to 2 1/4oz of lead shot. This was using nickel plated BB. All loads were in the 1200 to 1300fps range.

Recoil with the 10ga gold is very mild compared to a lot of 12 ga shotguns I have shot. I also owned a remington SP10 for a few years. Although it was gas operated it was the sharpest kicking shotgun I had ever owned. Once I shifted to the Browning Gold 10ga recoil pretty much went away.

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