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I have a couple 3 10ga guns - a Remington, Parker, and a Lefever. I shoot em all with nitro loads. You can buy RSTs or if you reload, roll your own. First cut your shells to 2 7/8, then pick any mild [ under 9000psi ] 12ga load. The 12ga load used in a 10 will have less pressure because of the larger diameter chamber for the pressure to work on. Over on the Parker web site - www.parkerguns.org, they have many tested loads for the " short 10 ". They seem to like 19grs of Red Dot and 1 1/8oz of shot. Me, getting old and not liking recoil, like 18grs and 1oz of shot. If using plastic wads, you'll need some 20ga cushion wads to put in the bottom of a 10ga plastic wad to take up space for a good crimp. Or you can shoot BP [ with fiber wads - NOT plastic ] if you don't mind the clean up after shooting [ the same day ]. Good luck and have fun shooting it. I have about 10 Damascus guns and shoot em all. It's what they were made for.
Thanks Paul, for the information. I don't have the ability to reload or I would definitely try it. Is there a place where this type of shell could be purchased or do I just need to rely on someone locally to do this for me? Being an older guy myself, I understand about the recoil.