Gooser I wasn't knocking anything you said, it was very informative reading 8)
To date, I own a sp10 and have been hunting steady with 3 other people that own them, only one of those guns had a problem, (The newist one) bought last summer need to be sent back to Remington to get the gas ports opened up, it would not eject anything but Winchester shells, the other guns never had any trouble with anything you stuffed in the magazine, and after the one was returned from Remington it's the same way.
The only flaw that I see with the sp10 is in it's recoil spring tube located in the stock, if you ever buy one, pull the stock off. unscrew the recoil spring tube, clean it very well, steelwool the living **** out of everything but the threads, and then repaint it with a good quality rust-o-leum, because it WILL rust really bad if you don't, for the life of me I can't figure out why Remington has not made that part out of Stainless steel.
Also the first year of use keep a very good coating of "Rust Prevent" on the out side parts ie, Barrle, Receiver, something with their parkerizing process grows a rust film on exposed metal on the ride home from the field if you don't.
With all that said the only attention my sp10 gets during the season is a wipe down every so often, and if I spend a day in the rain with it the forend come off so the magazine tube gets a "Rust Prevent" wipe down also, otherwise nothing esle is touched, never had a jam with it, wait, I take that back, we had a week of dry dusty hunting in the clay, then it rained a few days, after that I had to break it all the way down, and clean the bolt and it's rails, every time I pulled the trigger, a spent hull flew out, and it tried to load a wet clay brick with the next loaded round going into the chamber, Been running fine ever since, and that was 2 years ago..So all all, after writing this little book., I'm a Goose Hunter, the sp10 is a Goose Killing Machine in the hands of someone that can handle the weight. I have seen to many leakers leaving the spread only to be dumped at 70, and 80 yards.. we have been killing over 100 Giant Canadain Geese each of the last 3 years, and I can tell you that the 10 does it was better than any factory 12 going 3" or 3 1/2"..
As for where we hunt, you might find us anywhere from "Champion" west of Marquette to Pickford. But mostly east of Newberry.... Where about you located ??.......... Good hunting Yoda :twisted: