10 gauge

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by 460or338, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my 10ga bps 30" barrel with a trulock precision hunter. 680 with win hv 2 oz loads #4 .now thus is not my core pattern just a 10"at plate didn't have any paper

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  2. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    I have a new choke that's a .7000. Im going to try this week. But using 2 1/4 oz load of 4s win xx.
     

  3. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    10 gauge, huh? I bet you have to butt that thing up against a tree when you pull the trigger. From the recoil that dude must have. My cousin had one and it seems I remember his kicking like a mule.
     
  4. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    Actually Nope lol. It is about the same as a 3" 12 ga because it weighs 11 lbs.
     
  5. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    It is a good looking gun to me
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    Its not that skinny in person lol. It handles good just got to get familiar with it . Its no 12 ga size gun for sure
     
  6. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

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    Try 5 shot if it doesnt improve. Still big enough to thump a head and should put more pellets on the target(what I have seen so far).
     
  7. Wyo. Coyote Hunter

    Wyo. Coyote Hunter Member

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    Doc. I also have a BPS 10 but mine only has a 28 in. barrel, none the less it is a great shotgun..not for everyone,but for those who truely love shotguns, it is something...used my on gobblers, sage grouse, ducks, & phesants. While I used factory stuff on the gobblers, used 15/8 oz. handloads on the rest...wouldn't be my only shotgun, but it sure is fun...:)
     
  8. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    Are you using this 10 gauge for turkeys? If so why not try #6shot.. especially if you can find it in heavyshot. Still carries the same knockdown power as #4shot but the pellet count is much higher. Alot of guys i now use #7shot in the heavyweight.. but I dont care for it. The heavyshot will hurt your wallet a bit, but I have found it to shoot extremely well no matter what what kind of choke/barrel combo you use. IF you dont want to spend the money on the heavyweight...

    TRY THE FEDERAL FLIGHT CONTROL #4's... I love these things, I have a H&R 10 gauge and I have seen many different types of groups.. but if you want TIGHT groups try the flight control... I have had my wad stick in the paper at 40 yards! It leaves a tangerine size hole in turkeys and paper a like...Alot of people will say the pattern is TOOOO tight, but I have a red dot scope on my shotgun and I like to know whatever I aim at.. is going to die...
     
  9. Magnumdude

    Magnumdude Well-Known Member

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    All Hail the Mighty 10 gauge! I have a highly customized Remington SP-10 with a 30" barrel that I use for turkey hunting. I hand load Tungsten Shot and this shotgun is an absolute killer out to 70 yards and beyond.
     
  10. SALTINE WARRIOR

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    Here's some of my best work from last spring. Bought this 10ga BPS (my second in addition to a Mag 10) through gunbroker for $200 some time back. It's my favorite beater, spray painted camo and cut down barrel rethreaded for colonial true size chokes and I'm currently using a 0.739. Oh yeah, that's the result of one dose of Remington #6s at about 40 yards. Works for me!
     

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