I’ve been shooting 10 gauges since I was 13 years old and that’s when I got a used H&R Sportsman’s Long Range. It made a turkey and goose killer out of me. It my late teens I got a BPS 10 gauge and it allowed me to kill more in a sitting. Couple years later I bought an SP10 and it handled much better than the BPS but felt like it’s cycle time was a tad slow. Next was the Gold 10. I already knew how to hunt and judge distance when shooting past the normal maximum ranges for 12, but this gun seem to make it feel like I was cheating, cause it shot and handled so good. A friend of mine(10gagenut) let me try several of his hand loads and it was truly remarkable what can be achieved with steel shot.