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#3141354 - 01/27/13 02:38 PM Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga
BigRod
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What are your guys thoughts on these guns?
I'm in the market for one and I don't know the pros and cons of the two? I know the 10 ga will kick like a mule but what about patterns of the two?

Anyone got one for sale?

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#3141372 - 01/27/13 03:00 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: BigRod]
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With lead the 10 ga. Will most likely be best, with htl its 6:1 half dozen to the other
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#3141407 - 01/27/13 03:38 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Rockhound]
TeamMainStreet
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The 12 will hurt you too. I have one.
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#3141444 - 01/27/13 04:14 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: TeamMainStreet]
muddyboots
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The 10 actually kicks less than the twelve because it is heavier. The 12 actually i think loosened my teeth.
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#3141717 - 01/27/13 08:17 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: muddyboots]
BigRod
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Any one know,of one for sale ?
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#3141962 - 01/28/13 03:36 AM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: BigRod]
Uncle Jesse
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I have one in 3.5 12 gauge but it's not for sale. In my opinion, it's the best gun I've ever used for turkeys because it's so easy to hold steady. I shoot 2 3/4 shells in mine, anything more is just too much recoil. It's all I've used for the past 4 springs. After the first season with it, my SBE became my loaner gun.
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#3142458 - 01/28/13 01:00 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Uncle Jesse]
Southern Sportsman
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You couldn't pay me enough to carry around a big heavy 10 bore all turkey season. Especially as good as many 12 gauges pattern these days, I could never justify buying shells for, and lugging a 10.
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#3142462 - 01/28/13 01:03 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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10 gauge is just too much gun. I aint never shot one though. I used an Ithaca Turkey Slayer 10 one time. It was like carrying a tank on my back.
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#3143144 - 01/28/13 09:25 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: woodsman87]
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I disagree, i love my Browning bps 10 ga. And it slings one hellacious pattern with federal heavyweight #7s.

Its heavier but not bad, i dont mind toting it
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#3143146 - 01/28/13 09:26 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Rockhound]
Rockhound
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Shells are no higher for a 10 gauge than a 12 by the way
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#3143198 - 01/28/13 10:13 PM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Rockhound]
Southern Sportsman
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
Shells are no higher for a 10 gauge than a 12 by the way


For turkeys I suppose your right. I'm just thinking about my buddies that pay nearly $25 per box for 10 gauge duck loads and shoot 2 cases of them. The weight of the gun is more than enough to make me not want to tote one for turkeys.

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#3143313 - 01/29/13 04:24 AM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
Shells are no higher for a 10 gauge than a 12 by the way


For turkeys I suppose your right. I'm just thinking about my buddies that pay nearly $25 per box for 10 gauge duck loads and shoot 2 cases of them. The weight of the gun is more than enough to make me not want to tote one for turkeys.


Oh yea steel is high but dont they carry bigger payloads? I honestly don't know. Ive got some 10 gauge steel BB but i found a guy selling it for $10 a box and i knew for that price i could shoot crows and squirrels, and reload the shells. I don't waterfowl hunt
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#3143431 - 01/29/13 07:30 AM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
The weight of the gun is more than enough to make me not want to tote one for turkeys.
Same here. This is exactly why I used a 10 gauge for one season ONLY. Toting it fully loaded with four shells (12lbs) up and down ridges and hollers of middle TN was no fun to me. I was in my early 20s at the time and in great physical shape, but still didn't care for the 10 gauge. I like to cover a lot of ground when turkey hunting, thus shorter and lighter is my preference. It did throw a great pattern and it would reach out there and touch one if you needed it to, but the extra length, extra weight and the fact that I rarely shot over 40 yards made in a no go for me. As with most things, to each their own.
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#3148038 - 02/01/13 09:45 AM Re: Nef turkey gun 10 ga vs 12ga [Re: Andy S.]
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With NEF it doesn't matter they will both stomp upy in the ground. I have owened both, I know, and they are both heavy.
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