Does a 10 gauge kick?

Aurelia Yundt asked a question: Does a 10 gauge kick?
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Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 10:33 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jun 20, 2022 7:19 PM


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Yes, a lot of recoil. A 10-gauge has around 63 ft-lbs of recoil. That is 2 to 3 times as much as most 12-gauge rounds (non magnum). That's more than 4 times the limit that is considered comfortable (15 ft-lbs).


Those who are looking for an answer to the question «Does a 10 gauge kick?» often ask the following questions:

🌐 Does a 12 gauge kick more than a 20 gauge?

If the 12-gauge weighs more and the shells are the same, the 12-gauge recoils less. If the shells are the same and the 20 gauge weighs less, it recoils more. This is why OFTEN 20-gauges recoil worse than 12-gauges, because of the lighter gun, even with lighter payloads.

🌐 Does a 20 gauge kick bad?

A lightweight ill fitting 20 gauge can recoil significantly more than a heavier better fitting 12 gauge. I've experienced it personally. Proper technique can also make a world of difference. It all depends on the load, gun, and shooter.

🌐 Does a 243 rifle kick much?

  • No , a 243 does not kick much, unfortunatly there are people who think that they do. All it is, is a downsized 308 with lighter bullets, lighter bullets mean that there is less recoil.

🌐 How hard does a 12 gauge kick?

12 gauge is going to kick quite a bit more than 30-06. Like the other guys have said, take it to the gun range, blow through about 50 rounds, get use to the gun. You may have a decent bruise on your shoulder by the time you are done, but you will atleast know how it shoots.

🌐 How much does a 12 gauge slug drop at 100 yards?

Consider a modern full-rifled 12-gauge slug gun firing a high-tech 260-grain sabot slug that leaves the muzzle at about 1,900 fps velocity. If zeroed at 50 yards (still a popular sight-in distance among slug hunters), that slug only drops 1.7 inches by the time it gets to 100 yards.

🌐 Is 28 gauge hunting good?

What is the best gauge for quail hunting?

  • Gauge use may vary for different hunters. Most hunters are successful with Quail hunting using gauges from 28 to 12. The most popular gauge used, however, is the 16 gauge.

🌐 Is a 10 gauge shotgun more powerful than a 12 gauge?

The difference is that the 10-gauge is larger and more powerful than a 12-gauge. It's popular with goose hunters, because it throws more shot out at the same speed as a 12-gauge, making it more likely to hit a goose at extreme range, when the shot charge has spread out with a large space between pellets.

🌐 Is a 12-gauge or 20 gauge better for turkey hunting?

There are several advantages to hunting turkeys with a 20 gauge versus a 12. First of all, most 20 gauges are a pound or two lighter than 12s, and as a result offer faster handling. Twenty-gauge shotguns are also more compact than 12s and usually have shorter barrels.

🌐 What does it feel like to shoot a 20 gauge?

It feels more like a heavy push as opposed to a sharp push. I'm not sure if that makes sense to folks who don't shoot. I will also go on record as saying that I like recoil. Unless it is something completely obscenely painful, I find recoil reassuring for the most part.

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What happens if you put a 20-gauge shell in a 12 gauge shotgun?

Smaller shotshells (such as 20-gauge shells), if mistakenly fed into a 12-gauge gun, will slip past the chamber and lodge in the barrel, causing serious personal injury or gun damage if a 12-gauge shell is loaded and fired… Some barrels are not stamped.

What is 28 gauge shell?
  • All 28 gauge shells are 2 3/4 inches in length. The selection of shot shells in 28 gauge is pretty limited, and all are loaded with lead shot. I will cover them individually below. Price can also be a problem, as 28 gauge shells are not widely distributed and are seldom found in discount stores.
What is smaller 20-gauge or 18 gauge?

The higher the number, the smaller the gauge. If your piercing is a 18 gauge then the 20 gauge would be slightly smaller.

Which is better a 20 gauge shotgun or a 12 gauge?
  • Because of that increased range, hunters can place shots with confidence on geese and ducks that may be out of range for users of a 20-gauge shotgun. The same is true for slug shells we referenced earlier; despite throwing a lighter slug, the 20-gauge has more drop than the 12-gauge.
Which is better for hunting ducks 12 gauge or 20 gauge?
  • Whereas larger geese may need BBB or T shot. A 12 gauge shotgun has more range than a 20 gauge shotgun and is a very versatile gauge for different applications. The 20 gauge, however, is very low-recoiling ammo and has an almost equal effect on ducks in close range as a 12 gauge.
Why does my rifle kick like a mule?
  • You’ll swear it kicks like a mule even though it doesn’t. Even your build is a factor: recoil flings around small, slender people in a spine-chilling manner. But they are actually suffering less than heavyset people because they give with the shove, whereas the fire-hydrant types soak up every bit of it.