Post by 1coyotemaster on Aug 2, 2014 22:29:44 GMT -5
I bought one back in the early 90s and still shoot it for Geese and the occasional Coyote. They are extremely reliable and I can't find any fault with the gun, it weighs a bit over 11# and that's about perfect for the loads it shoots--still balances and swings well. I am not sure why he would want a 10 ga. slug for deer seems like overkill to me but whatever works for him is fine with me.
Post by sourdough44 on Aug 19, 2014 12:46:25 GMT -5
I'd get a shorter, lighter gun, probably a 12 ga. I'm not a big fan of buckshot for deer, but I was on a few hunts in MS over dogs, shots were close. Other than careful, closer range shots, I'd use something else.
AHhh, a subject that I am very comfortable and knowledgable in. 10 ga autos with buckshot for deer! I have a venerable old Ithaca 10 ga automag of 1979 vintage and a newer Browning gold 10 ga auto. I use them for a lot of stuff, or did at one time and some even now. For buckshot and #10 there are some things you need to do. Have interchangeable chokes and get a Patternmaster or Rhino or a good Hastings for heavy buckshot. Shoot 000 buck, available from Nitro Ammo www.nitrocompany.com/ it is very good and lethal in a #10 out to 60+ yards. Not cheap ammo but very good for it's intended use. Install sights, I like "Dead Ringer" sights. Test the patterning and shooting POA & POI for the gun and adjust sights accordingly. In my #10s I use 000 buck most of the time, I have had 000 buck pass clean through deer at 70 yards, but find that regular Federal 00 buck gives a more open pattern and use those shells when I have a stand in very thick cover and offering only close shots. due to my age, 65, I now use a much lighter shorter shotgun, 12 ga 870 Special Field with a 21" barrel or a 12 ga Browning Special Field with a 21" barrel. I do occasionally use the #10 guns even now but usually hunting fur and predators where they are not to be surpassed in their killing effectiveness. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM any time. Best and good hunting, 10 ga
Thanks for the info guys...He figured he could lay them down easier and farther going with a 10ga,,,,,something got into one of his dog pens and killed one of his dogs this past weekend...maybe a huge coon is all he can figure......
Post by artjr338wm on Sept 7, 2014 21:26:54 GMT -5
I still kick myself in the a$$ every now and then. Could have bought a mint condition SP-10 with both a 28" Rem-choke barrel, and a Rem-Choke iron sighted barrel for $700 at Gander Mt. about 15 years ago and let the salesman talk me into a 3.5" 870 Mag Express. About 10-12 years ago went on two two week long goose hunts with my buddies SP-10. Performed superbly killed the heck out of the geese, it will serve your friend superbly, IMHO best 10ga ever made.
I hunt in a county where the only legal methods are shotgun with buckshot or archery, no rifles, slugs, muzzleloaders, or handguns allowed. I use a browning bps 10 gauge with a 28"barrel and a comp n choke x full choke. Using 000 buck from sporting ammo sportingammo.com I have no problem killing deer out to 70 yards. If I shoot anything in close I have to be selective with my shots in order not to tear up too much meat.