Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Non-Parker Specific & General Discussions Shotgun Shell Reloading

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
10 gauge hunting loads.
Unread 04-29-2019, 11:08 PM   #1
Member
Kevin Lefebvre
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 1 Post

Default 10 gauge hunting loads.

Well Its turkey season and maybe id give my 10 gauge a chance to prove itself. I use 18.5 grains of IMR RED and 1 ounce shot. Very light recoil. My only issue is that the barrels are damascus.

Anyone have solid loads that would be heavier? I already have the table of all the loads that a gentleman posted on here. Im looking for someone who has a load they used possibly?
Kevin Lefebvre is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Kevin Lefebvre For Your Post:
Unread 05-05-2019, 07:39 AM   #2
Member
William Davis
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 911
Thanks: 91
Thanked 511 Times in 284 Posts

Default

23.5 Green Dot & 1 1/4 oz shot. I believe it’s a tested load that was on this site. It’s very effective on Crows. More recoil than my favorite 10 load 19 RedDot 1 1/8 oz. and about the most powerful I want to use in my short 10 guns.

William
William Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to William Davis For Your Post:
Unread 05-05-2019, 07:44 AM   #3
Member
William Davis
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 911
Thanks: 91
Thanked 511 Times in 284 Posts

Default

Here’s the Green Dot link. Note the test was Bismuth & My shot bushing drops 23.5 not 24 as tested. Several Green Dot lead shot recipes are published with heavier charges. Too much for me.

http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthr...een+dot&page=2

William
William Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-05-2019, 07:33 PM   #4
Member
Kevin Lefebvre
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 1 Post

Default

thanks, il check it out!
Kevin Lefebvre is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-07-2019, 07:07 AM   #5
Member
J.B. Books
PGCA Member
 
Pete Lester's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,268
Thanks: 1,055
Thanked 3,116 Times in 932 Posts

Default

Hodgdon has recently published data for three 1 1/4 ounce lead shot loads for the 2 7/8" 10 gauge. All of them would be considered "period correct" for velocity and pressure. I would have no qualms about shooting these loads in any of my composite barrel 10's.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Hodgdon Short Ten.jpg (167.1 KB, 19 views)
__________________
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind" Aristotle
Pete Lester is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Pete Lester For Your Post:
Unread 05-07-2019, 04:56 PM   #6
Member
Jack Kuzepski
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 224
Thanks: 159
Thanked 86 Times in 61 Posts

Default

Pete,

What hull did they use for those results?

Jack K
Jack Kuzepski is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-07-2019, 07:48 PM   #7
Member
J.B. Books
PGCA Member
 
Pete Lester's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,268
Thanks: 1,055
Thanked 3,116 Times in 932 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Kuzepski View Post
Pete,

What hull did they use for those results?

Jack K
If you go to the Hodgdon online reloading center you will see that all three short ten loads posted above were using a Federal hull cut down to 2 7/8"
__________________
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind" Aristotle
Pete Lester is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pete Lester For Your Post:
Unread 05-08-2019, 07:18 AM   #8
Member
Harry Collins
PGCA Member
 
Harry Collins's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,421
Thanks: 5,203
Thanked 1,002 Times in 443 Posts

Default

Pete,

I like the Federal hull and have been making 1 1/4 oz loads with IMR 4756. I still have about 6lbs left, but its nice to know that I have an alternative when I'm out of it. Thanks for pointing out that there is new data on 2 7/8" 10 gauge loads. You know the only thing I don't like about the Federal hull is the paper base. Sometimes the darn thing will separate and get stuck in the barrel. I try and remind myself to check the barrels after each shot before I reload, but it is engrained in me to keep my eye on where the bird fell.

Harry
Harry Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Harry Collins For Your Post:
Unread 05-09-2019, 08:20 AM   #9
Member
Paul Harm
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,564
Thanks: 37
Thanked 605 Times in 325 Posts

Default

I don't know if what I do is correct, but I treat all 10ga hulls, Rem, Fed, and Win, all the same for reloading. They're all a straight walled hull. I use the 23grs of GD with a 1 1/8oz load - easy on the shoulder.
__________________
Paul Harm
Paul Harm is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Paul Harm For Your Post:
Visit Paul Harm's homepage!
Unread 05-09-2019, 09:13 AM   #10
Member
6pt-Sika
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
CraigThompson's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,546
Thanks: 685
Thanked 1,028 Times in 536 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Harm View Post
I don't know if what I do is correct, but I treat all 10ga hulls, Rem, Fed, and Win, all the same for reloading. They're all a straight walled hull. I use the 23grs of GD with a 1 1/8oz load - easy on the shoulder.
Iíve yet to try Green Dot (but eventually I will) , but I donít differentiate between REM and Federal hulls either .
__________________
Grade 2 Parkerís , 6.5mmís , 444 Marlinís and my family in the Philippines ! Go Paquiao !!! ***** ďGo hard or go home!Ē DE Sr. *****
CraigThompson is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2019, Parkerguns.org
Copyright © 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.