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 Post subject: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:50 pm 
I am getting interested in a 10 gauge shotgun. Just wondering what is out there other that the NEF single shot and the more expensive semi autos. I have been searching lots but haven't found much. Thanks for any help.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:16 pm 
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http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtop ... light=10ga



http://www.remington.com/firearms/shotguns/sp10.htm



http://www.hr1871.com/firearms/index.ph ... ubcat=2#10


Good luck :)


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 4:06 pm 
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I know there are SXS 10 gauge, but as anyone ever seen an O/U??


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:44 pm 
i have a nef 10 gauge never shot it yet waiting for turkey


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:45 pm 
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There used to be a couple of European 10ga O/Us around. Here is my Armi San Marco 10ga. I've had it for about 25yrs. I don't know if they are available much now.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:55 pm 
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IL - so how is it to shoot? Is it chambered 3 1/2"?


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:23 pm 
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Yes, it's 3-1/2". It was the only gun I had to shoot steel out of until last year. It weighs 9+lbs, so it soaks up some recoil, but it's still pretty stout. Steel loads (1-5/8oz) aren't too bad - the old 12ga 3" mags had a heavier payload. But, when I first got it we could still shoot lead in most areas, so I had to try the old 2-1/4oz Win XX Mags on the geese. You didn't want to shoot too many at one sitting. They were a little like being in a car wreck.

It's been a good old gun - she's killed a pile of ducks and geese. My hunting partners named her "Bertha". She spent 3 days on the bottom of the Illinois River a few years ago - cleaned the mud out of her, dried her out, and she was good to go.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:27 pm 
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How can you go wrong with the Browning BPS 10 gauge Stalker?


http://www.browning.com/products/catalo ... ype_id=212

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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:22 pm 
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IL - Bertha is definitely a keeper. My Dad ran commercial blinds on the Missouri about 50 years ago. He had a SXS from Spain called a DuBois, 34 inch barrels, 3 1/2 inch chambers - a real beast that he always kept in the blind for the high flyers. It had double triggers and I don't know what it weighed, but it was a real hand full. One day my cousin picked it up in a flurry of activity and somehow fired both barrels at once. Knocked him clean out of the blind. I remember when I was a little kid I thought the shells looked like roman candels!! Yup, it was a gun that could not be shot too many times in a row. It would give you a headache real quick!


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:50 pm 
johnson wrote:
i have a nef 10 gauge never shot it yet waiting for turkey
are you interested in selling it :idea: :?:


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:42 pm 
Any ideas on what that Armi San Marco 10 is worth?? I have a guy here at work that has one for sale and I've been drooling all over myself since he brought it in.......


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:42 pm 
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Ithaca Mag-10, Remington SP-10, BPS? All are good guns.The NEF looks like it has a baseball bat for a barrel, it huge!I have the Ithaca Mag-10 and a AYA Matador SxS 10 ga. lots of fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:32 pm 
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I have a Browning BPS 10 gauge, excellent gun. Recoil is not too bad although I changed the recoil pad on it as the factory one was hard as on old used tire.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:06 am 
johnson wrote:
i have a nef 10 gauge never shot it yet w22aiting for turkey
:shock: you better pattern it first.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:31 am 
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Tal, That is a beauty!

Seeking, back in the early 1960's alot of Spanish 10ga SxS guns were imported to the US. Many were made in Eibar,Spain.Even Sears and Wards carried them(AYA Matadors). The quality on most of these guns was not the best but they were functional guns. Zabala made some higher grades in that time period. The run of the mill Spanish SxS of that time are going for $350 to $500. They were not made for steel shot but Bismuth works as well as lead did,some say better.

A Browning BPS pump is a solid gun made for steel with tubes(newer guns). I have seen them for $300 on the used market. Great gun if it fits you.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:45 pm 
I used to have a 10 ga. o/u.I believe it was made by american arms if I remember correctly.It was a great gun. I sold it and purchased a benelli super black eagle.I wish I still had the 10 ga. o/u.It worked great for turkey hunting, super full in the top barrel, and improved cylinder in the bottom barrel. It had double triggers so when the turkeys were coming in I would have my finger on the front trigger for the super full barrel and once the turkey got to 25 yrds. I would switch to the back trigger for the improved cylinder.Man do I miss that gun!!


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:55 pm 
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allright. i spent some time looking, too, as i am looking for a sxs in 10 ga. charles daly used to have them, but they are now discontinued.

so let's get back to the original question. or, more appropriately, my modified question. where can i find a 10 ga sxs or u/o without having to spend a fortune?


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:18 pm 
elneilio wrote:
allright. i spent some time looking, too, as i am looking for a sxs in 10 ga. charles daly used to have them, but they are now discontinued.

so let's get back to the original question. or, more appropriately, my modified question. where can i find a 10 ga sxs or u/o without having to spend a fortune?


I have inherited a 10 ga Spanish sxs. I don't know much about it but I will be selling it. I can't find any info about it and that is why I was looking at this site. I will take a picture of it and try and post it. It looks pretty nice and it sure is heavy.
I live in Florida.

Mark
mark_baron@yahoo.com


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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:05 pm 
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I am getting interested in a 10 gauge shotgun. Just wondering what is out there other that the NEF single shot and the more expensive semi autos. I have been searching lots but haven't found much. Thanks for any help.


HELLO, I'M MAXX AND TODAY FRI 14, OCT. 2005 I'M GOING TO NEWINGTON, CT. TO PICK UP MY REMINGING SP-10. I'M 23 YRS. OF AGE AND THIS IS MY 1ST GUN I'VE EVER BOUGHT MYSELF. WHY A 10 GAUGE? WELL, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEIR RARITY. THEY'RE DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE OTHER TYPICAL SHOTGUNS OUT THERE. I MUST SAY THEY ARE QUITE UNIQUE.
THE ONLY DESIGNERS OF THE 10 GAUGE THAT I KNOW OF ARE BROWING WHICH ARE MOSTLY CAMOFLAUGE AND 1 WITH THE WOODEN STOCK. THE OTHER OF COURSE IS REMINGTON SP-10 WHICH COME IN EITHER CAMOFLAUGE, WOODEN STOCK, OR LIKE MINE ALL BLACK WITH SYNTHETIC STOCK. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU CHOOSE ONE.

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 Post subject: Re: 10 gauge shotguns?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:20 pm 
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A5guy is right...if it fits you...
I have had friends buy BPS10s that did not fit them and they ended up hating the gun and selling it. I have owned three BPS10s and they are good guns to start with because it's not such a big jump in weight from the 12ga you are used to. I also own a Browning Gold 10 Lite and a SP10 Rem. The Gold10 Lite is the same weight as the BPS10 but it will cost you twice as much. The nicest O/U 10ga that I have seen and shot is the Richland Arms O/U. The recoil is too stout for me, even using it for hunting situations only.
The best way to go is with the Gold10 Lite and if you are on a budget, go with the BPS10. The BPS is a wonderful gun...if it fits ya!
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