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Old 05-01-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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So my buddie has a gunshop and i work with him and help out around the shop every once in awile and he got me a 10 gauge browning model 30 shotgun on trade and just gave it to me for helping around the shop the stock is a little scratched and the barrel could use a little blue touch up anybodys opinions on this gun. And ive never shot a 10 gauge so what to expect

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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Expect a tender shoulder

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Haha i figured that
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Size isn't everything, OK!?

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That was nice and generous of him. Potent arms. Goose hunting? Buck? Bear!?

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That was nice and generous of him. Potent arms. Goose hunting? Buck? Bear!?
Definitely bird hunting is a 10 to much will it demolish everything i shoot bird wise see i havent got alotta knowledge with shotguns?
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Definitely bird hunting is a 10 to much will it demolish everything i shoot bird wise see i havent got alotta knowledge with shotguns?
It won't demolish the birds any worse than a 12 or 20 at the same range with the same shot size. You will just be sending more pellets out to the target. Too close is too close regardless of gauge. Nice of your buddy to do that. Good friends are hard to find, and you have one there.
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It won't demolish the birds any worse than a 12 or 20 at the same range with the same shot size. You will just be sending more pellets out to the target. Too close is too close regardless of gauge. Nice of your buddy to do that. Good friends are hard to find, and you have one there.
Ya hes a good man any recomended ammo fir turkey or waterfowl?
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Same shot size you use in 12ga. Im not a huge shotgunner but the reason for a 10 is to make the shot pattern more dense at much greater distance. Its not going to make you a better hunter just makes it more liekly a killing pellet hits the bird at a greater distance.

The ammo is pretty pricey especially if your hunting a no lead zone. Its a major reason you dont see them very often even in goose hunting. The advantage of the dense pattern doesnt really offset the abuse your shoulder takes or the higher cost of ammunition.

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I wouldn't say they are obsolete but 3"/3-1/2" 12 guages seem to have force-fit most people's needs especially since the phony waterfowl-lead shot "problem" and ban. The 10's are usually reserved for bigger, higher-flying, birds. They're more of a niche gun...

http://www.ballisticproducts.com/bpi/articleindex/articles/312inch1/GA1235K1.html

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You should try it out on a bear. http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/5rds-10-gauge-federal-powershok-3-12-1-34oz-rifled-slug-ammo/cName/shotgun-ammo-10-gauge

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