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notwhywhynot 06-19-2009 01:01 PM

10 gauge what?
Hey I have been reading around and see everyone mention a 12 gauge shot gun but never a 10 gauge. I heard somewhere that they existed and make a great home defense gun. from reading this appears to be an inncorect statement. yes/no?

JiroZero713 06-19-2009 01:41 PM

I heard 10 gauge is an awesome Turkey gun....but Home'm sure the recoil would be way to much...and most 10 gauges I see are single shot.

12 Gauge is perfered for self defense....but I like 16 as well.

propex 06-19-2009 01:57 PM

10 guage guns are available in many styles bouth auto, pump and I beleive double barrel. Found mostly in goose hunting and some in deer hunting. Was very popular in the old West but market taken over by 12 guage in modern day. Shells very expensive, but for long distance good to go. :)

Virginian 06-19-2009 07:37 PM

People just ain't that hard to kill anyway.

Shotgun Shooter 06-26-2009 06:16 AM

If you have a 10ga and can find 10ga shells, no reason why its not good for HD.


stalkingbear 06-29-2009 09:01 PM

I used to have 3 10 ga Browning BPS set up for taking people out & calling them in a turkey. The 10 ga is the ultimate turkey/waterfowl gun. They're usually so heavy they actually kick less than 12 ga w/3.5" chamber-except single barrels. I wouldn't think they would be good for home defense simply due to the weight of them.

buckhuntr 05-11-2010 12:21 AM

My Dad had 2 10-ga shotguns - one a single-shot with a long barrel (maybe 36"), and the other a double. The single was light enough that it packed a whale of a wallop on my shoulder the one time I shot it, and I'm a big fellow - 6'6" and in excess of 300 lb then, some 35 years ago. Sadly they burned in a house fire in 1981, along with at least 3 12 ga doubles, and about 15 other long arms and handguns, or I would have inherited some of them.

hubel458 05-11-2010 01:38 AM

We are using the bull barreled NEf 10gauges to bore out to
the 8GA FH. add weight and have alot of fun.
read the 12 GA FH thread.Ed

spittinfire 05-11-2010 02:06 AM

IMO there is nothing wrong with a 10ga for home defense but a 12ga will do the job and then some. It would be like me pulling my 44 mag with an 8" barrel when my 45 is ready to go. The 45 has enough power, more rounds and is easier to shoot. A 10ga will probably be heavier, harder to move around quickly and won't offer enough advantage over a 12. Heck, I keep a 16ga loaded with #1 buck behind my door....wanna poke your head in at 2 am?

Benning Boy 05-11-2010 05:16 PM

Had a neighbor, a ladies man.

The wife found out.

While he was asleep, she took his 10ga, and leveled it at his sleeping head from the other side of the bedroom. She missed, but took out the headboard, as well as put a large hole in the side of the house. They had a plywood barrier bolted there, never fixed it.

He had a stroke from the excitement.

I don't know if a 12ga would have done the same, but I saw the hole, and the mangled siding. Ugly.

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