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He’s a hunter. He’s asking about patterns. Circle sizes and distances.

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I get that. But if a 10 gauge has a payload of 1 3/4 of shot (average) in the shell. Then it should yield a much larger pattern than a 12 ga. at the same distance with the same choke!!! I found payloads from 1 3/8 oz. to 2 3/8 oz of shot for the 10 ga. shotgun. The amount of payload has to effect the pattern size!!!He’s a hunter. He’s asking about patterns.

The IC choke in my 28 ga. works the same, and for the same distances. As it does in my 12 ga. barrel. The size of the pattern is smaller though with the 28 ga. I have no idea what the size of a 10 gauge pattern should be though? We know a 12 ga. pattern is about 30-31 inches, 20 ga. is about 27-28 inches, 28 ga. is about 24-25 inches, and 410 bore is about 21-22 inches. Common sense tells me a 10 gauge should be at least 3-4 inches bigger than a 12 ga. though. It may even be bigger with a full load of 2 3/8 oz. of shot? Now I'm curious as to what the right size is. break em all jeff

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It effects the pattern DENSITY given the same constriction. Remember, the “Big Bore” barrels are 10 gauge inside diameter shooting 12 gauge shells. They are said to pattern tighter than nominal 12 bore. So, as the payload increases the effective killing density “target diameter” circle is farther down range. From 40 yards to 50 yards. Or greater.I get that. But if a 10 gauge has a payload of 1 3/4 of shot (average) in the shell. Then it should yield a much larger pattern than a 12 ga. at the same distance with the same choke!!! I found payloads from 1 3/8 oz. to 2 3/8 oz of shot for the 10 ga. shotgun. The amount of payload has to effect the pattern size!!!

The IC choke in my 28 ga. works the same, and for the same distances. As it does in my 12 ga. barrel. The size of the pattern is smaller though with the 28 ga. I have no idea what the size of a 10 gauge pattern should be though? We know a 12 ga. pattern is about 30-31 inches, 20 ga. is about 27-28 inches, 28 ga. is about 24-25 inches, and 410 bore is about 21-22 inches. Common sense tells me a 10 gauge should be at least 3-4 inches bigger than a 12 ga. though. It may even be bigger with a full load of 2 3/8 oz. of shot? Now I'm curious as to what the right size is. break em all jeff

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And density becomes even more apparent when you move into the larger steel or HD shot sizes normally used for large waterfowl, i. e. BB's, 2, 3, 4. The more you start with, the more you can hopefully keep in the center 20" of the pattern at longer distances. In the hands of a skilled, experienced waterfowler a 10 gauge will kill big geese further and cripple fewer (kill them deader) than a 3" or 3.5" 12 ga. OTOH, a pilgrim that buys one, and expects to kill geese at 100 yards with every shot right out of the box is a bane to waterfowlers and the worst kind of waterfowl hog.It effects the pattern DENSITY given the same constriction. Remember, the “Big Bore” barrels are 10 gauge inside diameter shooting 12 gauge shells. They are said to pattern tighter than nominal 12 bore. So, as the payload increases the effective killing density “target diameter” circle is farther down range. From 40 yards to 50 yards. Or greater.

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I pattern my 10ga at 50 yards..

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The OP is in France. Deal with it.First, please for us old folks who don't do " metric ",

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Guy’s not from USA. Most places have gone metric. Many of them don’t even know yards/feet/inches. Let alone the “decimal” you call for.First, please for us old folks who don't do " metric ", state your questions in decimal.

Metric measure IS decimal. Thousand, thousandth of a meter ( kilo mili ). Hundredth of a meter ( centi ). Etc. Decimal means by 100.

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The country of origin and definition of what a METER is.The OP is in France. Deal with it.

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A "meter" is about 10% more than a yard. 50 meters are about 55 yards.

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I started weighing myself in kilos. I like it 98 kilos sounds much better than 200 pounds!

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10 ga's are a tool for shooting Larger Pellets at Bigger birds for me , the distance only applies to ones ability !

You are shooting the same sized game for 12 ga, use 55 meters distance for patterns. Good luck Albert..

Hello everyone, how far can you target a 10-gauge cartridge? What is the diameter of the target? I know the distance and the diameter for the 12 gauge, in fact the distance is 35 meters and the diameter of the target is 75cm are they the same for the 10 gauge?

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The forum is not suitable for the 10 caliber because you are dealing with the trap, but I have a hunter friend who asks me the distances to respect for a 10 caliber targeting and as I am in the "Reloading" the right section.

Thank you flashmax you are absolutely right !!He’s a hunter. He’s asking about patterns. Circle sizes and distances.

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