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This is my first post in here and I got to admit that I love the place. I found it quite refreshing to see so many that enjoy shotguns.

I have used a 12 or 20 gauge most of my life, but have decided I want to move up to a 10 gauge for my coyote hunting addiction. I thought it would be relatively easy to find a 10 gauge sxs, but have found that it's not.
I thought when I was seeing terms like "Coach Shotgun" that I would land in the middle of 10 gauges. It was my understanding that the original "coach" shotgunners carried mostly 10 gauges but I can't seem to find any.

Can anyone help me out?

I'll go to a pump if need be, but was hoping to find a double barrel 10 gauge.

What's everyone's opinion on the 10 gauges that are out there?

Thank you for your time. I'll be back often. 8)
 

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Bopeye,
I haven't used a 10, but I have a buddy that swears by them for geese. I know Remington and Browning have 10 gauge gas operated autos. Browning also has a pump in 10 gauge. Hope that helps.
 

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Try www.gunsamerica.com and www.auctionarms.com.
You will find that a BPS10, Gold10, both made by Browning or a Remington SP10 will make a much more comfortable gun to shoot. Almost any SxS or O/U 10ga will recoil very hard. Specially when shooting lead buckshot! I would recommend the BPS10 as an excellent 10ga to start with. And, at an affordable price. You can find a used one for around $300.
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Thanks for the help guys. I placed a bid on a 10 gauge SxS...we'll see. :roll:
If I get it then all is good, if not..........just try a pump out for size. :wink:

Once again, thankyou for your help. 8)
 

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Hello bopeye: be carefull on older SxS 10ga. guns, most have short chambers 2 7/8. Modern guns have 3 1/2 in. so make sure the chamber length is mentioned on any gun bid on. Most older guns can't be opened up to handle the longer ammo.

Regards Dave
 

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only winchesters said:
Hello bopeye: be carefull on older SxS 10ga. guns, most have short chambers 2 7/8. Modern guns have 3 1/2 in. so make sure the chamber length is mentioned on any gun bid on. Most older guns can't be opened up to handle the longer ammo.

Regards Dave
Thank you for this information Dave. I could have gotten myself in a mess since I wasn't aware of the different chamber lengths.
You have my gratitude.
James
 

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deadapair said:
Coyote = rifle.
My partner uses the .222 while I cover the downwind side with a 12 gauge. Hunting the thick timber rarely presents more than a 50 yard shot. :)
 

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I was looking for a SxS 10 ga. for a while and went to the gun show 3 weeks ago and found what I was looking for. I bought a Zabala 10 ga. SxS in great condition for under $500. I had the barrels sent of to have screw in chokes put in and am able to shoot the steel shot if need be. I would love to shoot hevi shot and Biz at everything but am unable to afford it all the time. I am totally pleased with it and am here to tell you it does pack a punch. Especially if you're feelin' a little saucy and pull both triggers.
 

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Found a Marlin 5510 shotgun in 10 gauge. It's a bolt action as most of you probably know.

Anyone have any info. on this gun? I've done a search and can't find much. When did they quit production, how reliable was it, can it handle 3.5" shells, stuff like that.
Thank you in advance.
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The 3 1/2" 10ga makes a good shotgun for coyotes but be sure that you do not shoot any of the new Hevishot Dead Coyote ammo through any old 10 ag gun with a full choke or thin barrels. I would suggest a Browning BPS or Gold for hunting. I have several 10ga SxS guns but thet are way too heavy to carry much in the field.

I got a kick,no pun intended,out of the add that SSooterZ posted. It claimed that that Belgium 10ga gun was good for skeet or trap. :roll: Yeh,right! :D :D
 
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