10 gauge:)

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by iftown, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. iftown

    iftown New Member

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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
     
  2. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    Expect a tender shoulder
     

  3. iftown

    iftown New Member

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    Haha i figured that
     
  4. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

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    Size isn't everything, OK!?

    LOL

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

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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?
     
  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  7. iftown

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    Ya hes a good man any recomended ammo fir turkey or waterfowl?
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  9. HockaLouis

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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    10 gauges are just not as common as they used to be. i rarely see them for sale like i did many years ago.

    but still a nice score from your friend and a danged nice gesture on his part. enjoy her!
     
  11. iftown

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    Thanks man i will
     
  12. Crazycastor

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    I haven't seen a 10 guage but have seen a 8 gauge in a pawn shop once. It was a bolt action and had a long battel on it. This was 20 years ago and the shells back then were $20 a box.