10 gauge shotgun

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  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Does anyone here own one or shot one? My uncle who is a gun collector has 2 of them that are double barreled. I never got a chance to shoot them. How is the recoil on them compared to a 12 gauge?
  2. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    Through the years I have owned several 10 gauge shot guns, at present I have two double barreled guns. One is a Fox and the other is a Belgium import that was made about 1890, both have damascus barrels. The recoil is not much different than a twelve gauge unless you step up to the 3.5" magnum. However most of those guns are so heavy that they are not bad on recoil. Ithica use to make an auto loading 3.5 magnum and it was a very well made gun but huge in size, I have owned one of those but used it very little.

    The worst kicking shotgun I ever shot was a single barrel 12 gauge that as I recall was an H&R or a Stevens and it was no fun.

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  3. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Yeah I have a New England Firearms Single Shot 12 gauge. It does kick pretty good but just about all 12 ga. shotguns do. Isnt New England Firearms part of H&R? I seen a document in the box when I bought a Marlin 22 Magnum Rifle last year
  4. H&R model 176 with the 36" barrel. so much fun to shoot it should be illegal. Can't afford to shoot it as much as I would like to so I just bought a press so I could load for it. Nothing says I love you like a load of #3 shot at 60 yards. :D
  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I with you on that one Ron, sept mine is a single 12 gauge Winchester.
    I know everytime I go to shoot it I'm headed for a headache afterwards.
    And no, I dont shoot it that often. ;)
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    10 ga 3.5" is very close in recoil to 12 ga 3.5"
  7. Shep

    Shep Member

    Jun 20, 2010
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Nice Shep! I bet that packs a punch being single and light.
  9. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Using heavier powder charges and more weight in shot in my BP 10ga double than in any of my BP 12ga dbls, it does recoil more but not objectionably so. The slight difference in weight between the 10 & 12ga dbl shotguns doesn't mask a difference in recoil.
    There is a difference in recoil between my BP 12ga dbls and the BP 12 singles as well but not really all that pronounced.
  10. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    Browning Invector BPS 10 guage 3.5" resently refinished for a friend but wasn't able to make it out to the range for test firing before returning it.:(

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  11. Willy McCoy

    Willy McCoy New Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    West Tennessee
    Years ago I had a H&R 10 gauge single shot. Wish I still had it for some perverse reason.
  12. Munch

    Munch Member

    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    I was introduced to friends grandfather years ago that had an extensive collection. Among that was a 10ga pistol, he would never allow it to be fired, but did say it was a mean little thing.
    You've got a nice shotgun there, enjoy it!
  13. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I remember the old Ithica Roadblocker auto loader 10 ga.
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    My model 12 kills me. Shot clys for three hours once nd I couldn't lift my right arm for 2 days...
  15. IndianawantZme

    IndianawantZme New Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Recoil from an 11 pound, 3-1/2", 10 gauge is considerably less than from a, 7-1/2 pound 3-1/2" , 12 gauge with equal shot charges.

    This is why I a Remington, 10 Gauge Special Purpose SP-10 Semi-Auto and 10 Gauge, Browning BP-10 BPS, pump for turkey hunting.

    Generally the 10 will handle larger shot sizes than a 12.
    I like 5's in a 12 and 4's in a 10.
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