10 Gauge Pattern Pictures

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  1. THEIRCOMMITED10

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    A few of you have been curious about the 10 gauge thread . Here are a few of I hesitate to say “Do All” waterfowl loads I shot last year during waterfowl season .

    They are all factory offerings from Federal 1 1/2 ounce at 1450 FPS , I’ve been saving my hulls and trying to learn from 10GAUGENUT to someday reload if 10 gauge becomes scarce .

    I can’t recall I’ve ever patterned on paper the TERROR .720 with anything other than BBB , so it was interesting to see . The BBB and T shot .720 Terror patterns are more even the 2s and BB seen to be pretty core dense and tight almost rifle like inside of 40 yards .

    You don’t hear much of Nu-Line tubes out of Harvester , Missouri .. but I’ve been a fan of the SP-10 Nu-LINE .750 choke tube for about 10 years now and judging by the patterns you can likely see why . I think it’s a good “all around” choke tube in my opinion for mallards and honkers . If my circle was drawn to center the pattern better it probably be in the 90%+ for the #2s .

    The Terror .720 is a tighter center dense pattern and has been a good tube for shy late season birds or while playing cleanup or cripple dispatcher on honkers with BBB .

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    Federal Speed Shok 1 1/2oz #2 1450 FPS Nu-LINE .750 SP-10 . 40 Yards
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    Federal Speed Shok 1 1/2 oz #2 1450FPS TERROR .720 SP-10 . 40 Yards
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    Federal Ultra Shok 1 1/2oz BB 1450 FPS Nu-LINE .750 SP-10 . 40 Yards
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    Federal Ultra Shok 1 1/2oz BB 1450 FPS TERROR .720 SP-10 . 40 Yards
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    NW BIRDHUNTER Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the info. Nice work! Just bought a Terror .720 for my 10 gauge. Can't wait to use it this fall!
     
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    NWBIRD , it’s my pleasure .

    Anything we can do to help the 10 gauge community keep chugging along I’m all for it . I hope these pictures help if you can’t pattern your guns , you may have a better idea how they could possibly preform at various distances .

    One thing to note in the 26” barrel , if the lighting is somewhat low I can see a flame come out the end of the barrel . With the 30” barrel I’ve never noticed that ... I’m guessing it could mean that the powder hasn’t had a chance to fully burn off therefore I could be loosing a few FPS compared to the 30” barrel .. but that’s just a guess ?? Maybe someone else knows better .

    Here are a few more of my SP-10 Terror .720 patterns from back in 2015 .

    Like I said it’s a TIGHT pattern on paper .. but frankly I’ve never felt really handicapped by it in the field even shooting ducks with larger size shot . Just as long as their not too close .

    I think I still prefer the NU-LINE .750 over the Terror .720 but it could be a mental thing because I’ve shot so many cases through that setup .

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    Very nice for sure, thanks for posting them up. Nu-Line has been in business for many years good people to work with.
    The do some very nice gunsmithing work also.
     
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    Great info here. The Terror I just purchased was $134.50, how's the price on the Nu-line for the SP-10?
     
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    NWBIRD , don’t laugh but they retail for $34.95 . I couldn’t believe it either ..

    I blindly stumbled upon them . My first SP-10 I acquired used in 2006-ish ? and it came with a Nu-Line .750 “Duck Hunter” already in it .

    Since then , I’ve shot guessing 9-10 cases of various shotgun shells including steel T BBB BB #1 #2 through it over that span and never had an issue . Mostly a steady diet of steel BB and some #2 so I do feel confident that it is a quality made product even considering the low price of the actual tube .

    I’ve since bought a backup in case I ever need it . They offer 5 different constriction tubes for the SP-10 all together .
     
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    A couple more Terror .720 patterns . My mistake I posted the first Terror #2s @40 Yards . It was actually 30 yards .

    Here is the Corrected Terror .720 #2s @ 40 yards . Federal Speed Shok 1 1/2 Oz. #2 8ED458BE-E50A-4536-BFF9-726170358D67.jpeg

    Next is Terror .720 Federal Ultra Shok 1 1/2 oz. BB @ 30 Yards . You can see how tight it is , after seeing this pattern I am surprised I actually hit anything last year with this combo inside of 40 yards . These patterns confirm to me the .720 is ideally best suited for late season decoy shy birds that need tighter patterns that are fringing on the edges of the decoys . 08840176-3D29-4E1B-9F5D-D8B5BB6E693C.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for the nice patterns and info. Ordered a Nu-line .750 today! I'll use that for close shots, and use the Terror for those pesky, high flying snows!
     
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    This fall???? Dove season starts next week!
     
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