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10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:04:46 pm »
My wife has decided she wants a TDC 20 gauge so I think I will get her one of those and myself a 10 gauge turkey model.  (If the 10 isn't too brutal!) That is what I am here for: I shoot a 30-06 on a regular basis, but have never pulled the trigger on a 10ga. How bad is the recoil in comparison to a 30-06?

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 12:57:09 pm »
Here are some general facts and figures on recoil, there's a big difference, you might want to stick with another 20ga, I went the other way, 12ga 3" to a 20ga TDC.  ;)

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 03:00:24 pm »
I may just have to buy 2 TDC's as bad as hate to!  :P :P :P

A buddy of mine emailed me and said he had one I could try out, but he wouldn't recommend it. He said it is awful!

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 07:27:24 pm »
I have one, although recoil is subjective from person to person, I dont mind it at all, its pretty heavy so the recoil gets soaked up some.
Id shoot that anyday before a BPS, or even a 3 1/2 12ga

if you have a chance to try before you buy go for it. then you will know for sure.

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 10:14:39 am »
thanks Dave.

I will try one out before I make my final decision.

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 10:18:32 am »
Daman, do yourself a favor and pick up a small Limbsaver slip-on at Walmart for $20 and try it on the test fire, it will make a world of difference in felt recoil.  ;)

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 08:23:26 am »
I have the 10GA and I added a Mercury Recoil Reducer to the stock bolt hole...Made a world of difference.
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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 08:30:40 am »
MPC has the best price on C&H MRRs, ya just missed out, they had em on sale last week for $31.00.  :-\

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 08:33:40 am »
I purchased a 12 ga 3" for close up yote calling and bought some tungsten coyote loads.  I had no supressor or lead in the stock and it was a brutal experience, actually unbearable!!  Be careful of what you wish for!
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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 08:36:45 am »
MPC has the best price on C&H MRRs, ya just missed out, they had em on sale last week for $31.00.  :-\

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Quick,
What size and ounce supressor would you recommend I purchase for my 3" pardner?
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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 08:38:43 am »
The 16oz -7/8" model will fit the stock bolt hole perfect with a few wraps of tape around each end, see the FAQs for info on how I did mine.

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 08:43:28 am »
Thanks Tim --You the man!
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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2010, 08:08:43 pm »
i took the stock on my 10 gauge and cut it to give me a 14 1/4 in length. and i screwed the biggest , fattest limbsaver recoil pad i could find on the stock. i then built up the stock with that hairy fiberglass body filler. sanded it all smooth, and painted it with epoxy black paint. it weighs about 1/2 lb less than it did with the steel bar in it and it is now "almost a pussycat" with 3 1/2 black cloud. i'd put pics on if i new how.anyone interested in seeing it , send me your email and i'll send pics.

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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 09:19:19 pm »
MPC has the best price on C&H MRRs, ya just missed out, they had em on sale last week for $31.00.  :-\

Tim

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Quick,
What size and ounce supressor would you recommend I purchase for my 3" pardner?

I ordered mine directly from C&H and they custom cut it to my specs...I just measured the bolt hole and gave them the depth.  When I received it, I just had to add a small rubber washer to the bolt hole to take up a smidge of extra space and it was good.  It balances nicely as well...
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Re: 10 Gauge Turkey Gun
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 06:33:37 pm »
Glad I found this post. Daughter is scared of shooting the shotgun in Cowboy Action Shooting even though I make her lite loads and fit the shotgun to her frame size. Have the recoil pad with an extra pad. Think I'll order the suppresser and see how it does. Thanks!!
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